Kiyoshi Saito: Winter in Aizu (Boy with Woven Baskets)

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Artist: Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997)
Title: Winter in Aizu (Baskets)
Date: ca. 1960

A boy stops to rearrange two woven baskets that he carries. Coming towards us is a child with a conical hood who seems to be snacking and behind him are three more pedestrians on the snow-covered road. The Mingei feeling of this work is undeniable. The traditional thatched-roofed structures are piled high with snow. The charm and folksy, rustic feeling of Saito work overlays a sophisticated mastery of design and technique.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: 29 x 41.5 cm
Publisher: Self-published
Literature: See Kiyoshi Saito Museum of Art, Yanaizu (1999), number 18.
Seal: artist’s seal “Kiyoshi” in red
Signature: Kiyoshi Saito (in pencil)