Hagiwara Hideo (1913–2007) Medusa, from the series Greek Mythology

image size: 21 3/4 x 14 7/8 in. (55.2 x 37.8 cm)
sheet size: 23 7/8 x 17 5/8 in. (60.6 x 44.8 cm)
萩原英雄 ギリシャ神話:

Hagiwara Hideo (1913-2007)

from the series
 Greek Mythology 


Woodblock print on paper 
The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, 81.81.615

While he took inspiration for much of his work from traditional Japanese themes, Hagiwara traveled extensively and embraced Western influences as well. These two black-and-white images from the artist’s forty-two print Greek Mythology portfolio look similar to Pablo Picasso’s etchings of Greek mythological figures from the 1930s. 

Three Masters of Abstraction Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi and Takahashi Rikio

Visual Index of Exhibition