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Title
A Summer Day
Creator
Hibi, Hisako
Date Created and/or Issued
6/1/1943
Publication Information
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Institution
Japanese American National Museum
Collection
Hibi (Hisako) Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Unframed stretched canvas. Image of two girls/women walking, wearing hats. They are heading towards barracks and there is a guard tower in the distance. There is also a mountain in the background.
Two figures in orange hats and white tops stand together, situated within a landscape. Hibi depicts the figures with their skirts and hair billowing behind them as they appear to make their way towards a barrack at the right. In the background stands a guard tower and a row of poles which form a diagonal recession into space. The mountain in the distance is painted in a smooth, sloping shape with a minute peak that falls in the center of the canvas. Hibi uses purple and grey tones to create a muted and soft effect for the mountain. This is in opposition to her other paintings which depict the mountains of Topaz with a great deal of modeling and highlighting.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas
Form/Genre
painting
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf467nb04d
96.601.17
Subject
Concentration Camps, Topaz | barracks | mountain | women | guard tower | landscape

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