Chiura Obata: Four Paintings, Four Moods
The Museum recently received the gift of Setting Sun of Sacramento Valley, a stunning painting by the Japanese-American artist Chiura Obata (1885–1975). This monumental work from 1922 depicts a glowing sunset scene in California. The composition is largely given over to the darkening dusk sky, energized by flame-like clouds over a blue-tinged landscape. The slightly domed horizon not only emphasizes the vast distance between the viewer and the sunset, but also the immense geographical coverage of… Show more
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