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.
Shufu Miyamoto - Contemporary woodblock print artist Shufu Miyamoto is known for his ethereal, romantic landscapes rendered with delicate gradations of tone and fine bokashi shading. His beautiful, atmospheric images require a high degree of skill in carving and printing, and are issued in limited editions. A terrific choice for a collector interested in contemporary Japanese woodblocks.
Fuji Arts Contemporary Exhibition Part II - Over the summer we enjoyed exploring and selling from a recently acquired collection of contemporary prints purchased in Japan. This month we’re excited to post the second part of this collection as a follow up exhibition of contemporary designs. We’re looking forward to sharing these beautiful prints, all selected with an eye to the modern Japanese aesthetic. Have a look at the group and click on the Contemporary Japanese design link to see the entire collection.
Signed - S. Miyamoto in pencil in bottom margin
Numbered - A. P. (Artist's Proof)
Artist - Shufu Miyamoto (born 1950)
Image Size - 11 7/8" x 14 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple light creases at edges, small spot. Please see photos for details.