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 - Dramatic, oversized black and white design of whitecapped waves and a rising sun at San'in, a region in the southwest of the island of Honshu in Japan. A bold image with strong graphic impact that would make a striking framed display. Paper has a raised seal in the upper right corner, and the print comes with a gallery label in Japanese. A rare sosaku hanga design in a small limited edition.
Signed - Yozo Yoshida in pencil at bottom center
Numbered - 3/30
Artist - Yozo Yoshida (born 1932)
Image Size - 12 1/8" x 29 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Faint toning, a few small spots in margins. Please note, due to the size, this print will be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.