by K. Tanaka
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 - Mounted at corners to backing sheet. Signed K. Tanaka and titled in Japanese in pencil on backing sheet. Signed K. Tanaka in ink within image. This print features a paper label in Japanese on the reverse of the backing sheet.
Artist - K. Tanaka
Image Size - Print 7" x 9 3/8"; backing sheet 7 7/8" x 10 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Mounted at corners to backing sheet with signature and date. Backing paper has creasing. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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