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Title
Notre Dame Cathedral
Creator
Sugimoto, Henry
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1931
Publication Information
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Institution
Japanese American National Museum
Collection
Sugimoto (Henry) Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Stretched and framed. View of Notre Dame cathedral from far bank of the Seine River. Red-roofed buildings are visible to either side of cathedral behind trees in midground. Pont-Neuf bridge spans image in foreground, with a seated figure fishing at bottom left. Heavy gray sky.
This piece dates from Sugimoto's early period in France. The influence of Post-Impressionism and Cezanne are apparent and notable in the expressionistic brushstrokes and abstract qualities of the bridge and water. Sugimoto's interest in architectural and architectonic structures is also apparent, and there is an interesting use of horizontals in the rendition of the strongly vertical Gothic structure.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas France
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf9489p03g
92.97.118
Subject
Paris, Notre Dame de
Pont-Neuf (Paris, France)
Bridges
France
Seine River
Fishing
Place
France