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.
Miyata Saburo Collection of Woodblock Prints Scenery of Japan - Between 1970 and 1984, Miyata Saburo created his masterwork sosaku hanga series of 240 woodblocks titled "Scenery of Japan." The collection was released in 12 volumes of 20 prints each, in a limited edition of 100. His lively and colorful designs feature simplified planes of color with stylized black outlines, creating a modern take on the traditional Japanese landscape. Saburo carved and printed each block himself, and each features his circular red artist's seal within the image. Although each print is not individually numbered, each bears a stamp in the lower left margin reading "Limited edition of 100." These attractive modern images are a great choice to collect or display.
Artist - Miyata Saburo (1924 - 2013)
Image Size - 12 5/8" x 16 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some prints have a few creases at edges from the printing process. Please see photos for details. Generally in nice condition overall.
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