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.
Signed - S. Miyamoto in pencil in bottom margin, dated '94
Numbered - 22/200
Sealed - Raised seal in bottom margin "Woodblock/Shiyuufuu Miyamoto/Self Cut & Print"
Artist - Shufu Miyamoto (born 1950)
Image Size - 8 5/8" x 13 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse at top corners from previous mounting. Light staining in margins. Please see photos for details.
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