Thursday, May 5, 2011

Utagawa

I've always loved Japanese ukiyo-e prints. When a Hokusai exhibit came to DC's Freer several years ago, I went four times. The skill involved in producing the work is astounding. Yesterday and today I took on a piece by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, one of the last master printmakers.

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  1. Ha! Very cool, man! If I'd known you were interested I would've made sure to get you to the Ota Art Museum in Tokyo, which has a fantastic ukiyo-e collection that they rotate through.

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  2. I guess that means I just have to make it back someday!

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  3. how many wood blocks would this take? :)

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