People in the Snow Country, 1977

by Shiro Takagi (born 1934)

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People in the Snow Country, 1977 by Shiro Takagi (born 1934)

Original Shiro Takagi (born 1934) Japanese Woodblock Print
People in the Snow Country, 1977

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 - Handsome sosaku hanga scene of people walking along a pathway to a shrine in winter. Bare trees frame the scene at right and line the horizon, where a red torii gate is visible. A striking, large format, limited edition design that would make a handsome framed display.

Signed - Shiro Takagi in pencil in bottom margin, dated 1977
Numbered - 91/120

Artist - Shiro Takagi (born 1934)

Image Size - 20 3/4" x 14" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Toning, spotting, a couple light creases. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

People in the Snow Country, 1977 by Shiro Takagi (born 1934)
People in the Snow Country, 1977 by Shiro Takagi (born 1934)

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