Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.
Comments - Beautiful image of a boat at sunset making its way back from a day's work. The sky is flooded with warm light as the sun sets, the reflections shimmering on the water, and another boat in silhouette in the distance. A fantastic, extra-large format design that would make a great framed display.
Signed - Y. Okumoto in pencil in bottom margin
Numbered - 41/350
Artist - Yoshimi Okamoto (born 1949)
Image Size - 24" x 16 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent detail and nice color. Faint toning from mat, a few small spots.
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