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 - Signed - Toyohisa Inoue in pencil in bottom margin, dated 1990
Numbered - 7/160
Artist - Toyohisa Inoue (1914 - 1998)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 21" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small tear at edge, a few small creases at edges. Slight rippling at sides from printing process. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.