Art on Tuesday: Spring Snow

Shotei_Takahashi_SnowTakahashi Shotei 松亭高橋 (1871-1945) made this woodblock print of a peasant girl in a winter scene. Although the tree and the ground is covered with snow, you can see the green colour of the pine tree. What I like about the picture is the outfit of the girl in different blue-shades and her headdress. It seems not too cold, because she wears only sleeves of three-fourth length. On her back she carries an empty basket, in her hand a traditional Japanese umbrella. She is relaxed and holds one hand down to protect her body against a light wind.

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