Light Rain At Shono Analysis

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Social and cultural context: “Light Rain at Shono” by Utagawa Hiroshige is the example of a Japanese’s technique of ‘printmaking’ that was quite famous among the middle-class families of the 17th to 19th century. This print making gain popularity among the vast group of people because of their cheap prices compared to the paintings. These prints usually depict the scenes during the commute from Edo to Kyoto. On the other hand, Rockwell’s work “Workers of the world unite” is a wooden engraving showing a farmer fighting to protect the land from the evasion of armed forces. The social issues of the time are highlighted in the artist’s work. This was done to show that the working class is standing united in the face of oppression or opposition.
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