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HUMOROUS WATERCOLORS BY MOIRA HAHN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Moira Hahn has exhibited across the world for two decades. Influenced by the Japanese genre ukiyo-e, she also cites Tibetan Thanka paintings, John James Audubon, and Persian miniatures as inspirations for her work.

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Her watercolors recall the woodblock prints of Japan’s Edo period, which ended nearly 150 years ago. With endearing, anthropomorphic animals in the place of human warriors or villagers, there’s also a refined quality to the work that feels centuries-old. And hidden within these pieces, you’ll often find charming, humorous details of the modern-day.

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