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Tempete du Coeur (Seoul, Coree)

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Tempete du Coeur (Seoul, Coree)

ca. 1940
20th Century
10 3/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. (27.31 cm x 36.2 cm)

Paul Jacoulet, French, (1902–1960)

Object Type: Works on Paper
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Woodcut print on paper
Credit Line: Gift of the Jack Aron Charitable Foundation Inc.
Accession Number: 1983.11.6
TempĂȘte du Coeur is demonstrative of the shin-hanga Japanese printmaking movement that focused on the fleetingness of beauty and pleasure in life. This print depicts a bride-to-be seemingly mourning the coming of her wedding day as she leans upon her hope chest. The vast gray background (printed with mica) supposedly symbolizes her coming days in marriage. Published just before the start of the Korean War, this print like other shin-hanga prints portrays the sadness that comes with the ending of an era and the loss of native cultures as globalization takes place. Paul Jacoulet was born in France and moved to Japan at the age of four. He devoted much of his life to becoming a famous printmaker but his prints were never much accepted in Japan, perhaps because of his western style, but were widely collected and cherished in Europe and the United States.

--Bryn Kimura, Spring 2013

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

  • Image Dimensions: 11 3/4 in. x 15 3/8 in. (29.85 cm x 39.05 cm)
  • Mat Dimensions: 20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 14 1/4 in. (27.31 x 36.2 cm)

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