Seated Nude Looking over Her Shoulder Printing Block

by Aota Kenzo (born 1945)

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Seated Nude Looking over Her Shoulder Printing Block by Aota Kenzo (born 1945)

Aota Kenzo (born 1945) Original Japanese Wood Printing Block
Seated Nude Looking over Her Shoulder Printing Block

A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Wood Printing Blocks by Aota Kenzo - Not much is known about the sosaku hanga or creative prints artist Aota Kenzo. He studied printmaking with Tomisaburo Hasegawa, and was a member of the Nihon Hanga-in or Banga-in (Japan Print Institute). The Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii has one print by him in their collection. Hand carved by Aota, these printing blocks provide wonderful insight into the complex process used to create a woodblock print. We rarely come across blocks, and these would make an interesting and unusual addition to a Japanese woodblock print collection.

This block - This block depicts a seated nude from behind, with the woman looking over her shoulder and her long hair falling on either side of her. Carved on one side.

Artist - Aota Kenzo (born 1945)

Image Size - Block 11 5/8" x 8 1/8" x 3/8"

Condition - Block shows normal wear. Please see photos for details.

Seated Nude Looking over Her Shoulder Printing Block by Aota Kenzo (born 1945)
Seated Nude Looking over Her Shoulder Printing Block by Aota Kenzo (born 1945)

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