Summer Vacation, Hikone Castle, 1986

by Hirokazu Fukuda (1944 - 2004)

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Summer Vacation, Hikone Castle, 1986 by Hirokazu Fukuda (1944 - 2004)

Original Hirokazu Fukuda (1944 - 2004) Japanese Woodblock Print
Summer Vacation, Hikone Castle, 1986

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 - Charming image of two young children enjoying summer vacation at Hikone Castle, seen in silhouette with one carrying a net and the other perhaps an insect cage. The stone embankment of the castle towers above them, with a wooden walkway over the dry moat casting a shadow on the wall. An interesting composition, signed H. Fukuda, titled, and dated in pencil in bottom margin.

Artist - Hirokazu Fukuda (1944 - 2004)

Image Size - 10 3/8" x 73/8" Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Light stain in margin ,a few creases.

Summer Vacation, Hikone Castle, 1986 by Hirokazu Fukuda (1944 - 2004)
Summer Vacation, Hikone Castle, 1986 by Hirokazu Fukuda (1944 - 2004)

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