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The artist Senju Hiroshi specializes in large paintings of waterfalls and cliff faces, which he creates using traditional Japanese painting materials that he applies in nontraditional ways. After years of observation and practice, Senju has learned to capture both the dynamics of running water and the atmospheric conditions created by mist. In contrast to traditional ink painting, for his depictions of waterfalls Senju starts with a dark ground, then uses white paint as the medium.
Natural pigments on paper mounted on board
height: 76 5/16 x 63 13/16 in. (193.8 x 162.1 cm)
frame: 76 7/8 x 64 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (195.3 x 163.5 x 3.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Sundaram Tagore
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Senju Hiroshi (Japanese, born 1958). Waterfall, 2012. Natural pigments on paper mounted on board, height: 76 5/16 x 63 13/16 in. (193.8 x 162.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sundaram Tagore, 2015.4. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2015.4_PS9.jpg)
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