Sudden Shower With Shin- Ō Hashi Bridge And Atake

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The title of this artwork is Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi Bridge and Atake by the Japenese artist, Utagawa Hiroshige. This art piece was created in 1856, and it’s medium is a polychrome woodblock print, and created by ink and color on paper. The size of Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi Bridge is 34 x 24.1 cm. Hiroshige used the art style of realism when creating this artwork. By using realism as the art style, Hiroshige created the objects in the piece to represent things as they really are in real life. Utagawa Hiroshige was born in 1797 in Edo, which is now known as Tokyo, and passed away in October of 1858. Hiroshige is most commonly known for his color woodblock prints. His biggest achievement is Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō. This artist went through many different stages in his artistic life, which include, landscape art pieces and figure-with-landscape designs. Hiroshige created an estimated number of 5,000 prints in his lifetime. This image contains multiple realistic objects. The objects that are seen by looking at this artwork objectively include a bridge, six people holding umbrellas on the bridge, and someone rowing or paddling on a board in the water. Two of the umbrellas are yellow, two other umbrellas are grey, and one individual is attempting to cover their head by a jacket or a coat. The bridge is over a large body of water which is lighter blue is one area and dark blue in the bottom corner; also by looking in the background I see white objects that

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