by Masayuki Miyata (1926 - 1997)
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 - Striking large format, limited edition sosaku hanga portrait of a woman from the Taisho era (1912 - 1926). She strolls confidently along a street as evening begins to fall, the branches of a willow blowing gently in the breeze. Beautifully detailed with burnished lines on the hair and soft bokashi shading in the background. A great choice to collect or display. Signed in ink in left margin with red artist's seal, numbered 124/300 in pencil in left margin.
Artist - Masayuki Miyata (1926 - 1997)
Image Size - 18 3/8" x 14"+ margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple faint spots, a few light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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