Some great images here.
In the first article of this series, I showed how reluctant European and American painters were to depict rainfall as oblique streaks down an image. There was no such reluctance among Japanese print makers like Utagawa Hiroshige, though.
These two woodblock prints by Hiroshige show how effective liberal use of rain streaks can be.
Among the European painters who saw and were inspired by Hiroshige’s Evening Rain at Azumi-no Mori was Vincent van Gogh.
Painted just a few days before his death, van Gogh’s Rain – Auvers
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