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Image / Eastern sky 7:50 A.M., Feb 25, 1945

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Title
Eastern sky 7:50 A.M., Feb 25, 1945
Creator
Hibi, Hisako
Date Created and/or Issued
2/25/1945
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 red sky with clouds, mountain peak to left, barracks to the right.
Hisako Hibi noted in her writing her impressions of the beautiful sky at Topaz concentration camp. Both sunsets and sunrises inspired Hibi to paint. The focus of this painting is certainly the dramatic sky at sunrise. Hibi uses broad strokes of vibrant color to create an intense backdrop for her quiet camp scene. The barracks at the right remain in darkness below the fiery sky.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf7m3nb29h
96.601.47
Subject
Concentration Camps, Topaz | sunrise | barracks | mountain