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Title
Sunset
Creator
Hibi, Hisako
Date Created and/or Issued
7/1/1944
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 a sunset with barracks and mountains in the background. The colors are yellow, red and black.
Despite its lack of greenery and vegetation, the desert where Topaz concentration camp was located did offer moments of beauty. The sunsets, in particular, were noted for their amazing colors and brilliance. Hisako Hibi was especially taken with the sunsets at Topaz. In this painting she tries to capture the intensity of that event. In her writing Hibi often remarked upon the amazing sunsets. Even with the focus on the beauty of nature, Hibi did not avoid including two barracks in the painting. In this way she insists on reminding the viewer of the situation and that this was created in the context of the concentration camps.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas
Form/Genre
painting
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf5489n7c9
96.601.28
Subject
Concentration Camps, Topaz | barracks | mountain | snow

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