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Hideaki Kato, Japan, b. 1954
Noh Masks, 1992
Ink on paper
13 13/16 x 19 1/8 in. (35.05 x 48.51 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Silkscreen
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2014.1.18


Commentary
"Noh-men" (Noh Masks) - This shows the transformation of a beauty to a monster.

This piece was printed by the artist.

With photography and silkscreen printing, the artist shows the types of noh masks that would be used in a play like “Dojoji.” The two masks at left and center show a young woman / waka-onna with pale skin and shaved eyebrows (replaced by cosmetic brows higher on the forehead), while the demonic / hannya mask is distorted by rage and hatred, with horns of anger and jealousy.

Marks
The artist's seal was embossed on the lower margin.

Medium
silkscreen

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