Temple Entrance

by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

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Temple Entrance by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

Original Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997) Japanese Woodblock Print
Temple Entrance

Kiyoshi Saito - Kiyoshi Saito was one of the greatest masters of the "sosaku hanga" or "creative print" movement in Japan, which emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. In 1951, Saito earned international recognition with an award at the first Sao Paulo Art Biennal. Saito is known for his use of simplified forms and refined color palettes, emphasizing texture and shape and utilizing the impression of the wood grain. These bold and somewhat abstract modern works are simple and direct, reducing nature to its essentials. Saito exhibited widely and his works are held in the collections of many international museums.

Comments - Beautiful atmospheric view of a temple entrance gate in shadow as evening falls. Pearly metallic pigment adds a lovely allover sheen to the image. A terrific, large format, limited edition signed and numbered Saito design that would make an outstanding framed presentation.

Signed - Signed in black ink within the image; titled in Japanese, numbered, and dated 1974 in pencil in bottom margin
Numbered - 63/80

Artist - Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 20 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants at top and bottom edges from previous hinge mounting. Slight toning, slight soiling and small stain in margin, light crease at corner. Please see photos for details.

Temple Entrance by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)
Temple Entrance by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)