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|Auction JAPANESE PRINTS - 1347 - ending in 1 day, 2 hours, 21 minutes and 51 seconds.|
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End Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:00:00 PM
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This auction offers Japanese prints from the Edo and Meiji period, the Shin hanga and Sosaku hanga art movement, and modern Japanese prints after 1945 to contemporary.
(1) Print from Sotaro YASUI. He was one of the leading Western-style painters in the first half of 20th century in Japan.
In 1935 he was appointed member of the Imperial Fine Arts Academy. In 1930s he exhibited woodblock prints with the Nihon Hanga Kyôkai. Some of these were carved by Hiratsuka Un'ichi, and were published commercially as "Yasui Sotaro Hanga Shu". These woodblock prints were praised by the art critics as "... YASUI intended to explore the juxtaposition of Western oil painting and woodblock print methods... " In 1952, he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit.
Featured Artists: Ryusei Okamoto, Shufu Miyamoto, Hiroaki (Shotei) Takahashi, Sotaro Yasui, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (Taiso), Toyokuni Utagawa, Mokuchu Urushibara, Kiyokata Kaburagi, Kihachiro Shimozawa, and others.
Japanese woodblock prints made in old tradition are the result of a team work of four different persons - the artist, the carver, the printer and the publisher. Each of them needed many years of apprenticeship and practical experience. An artist usually joined a school of well established artists at the age of fourteen and remained in the studio for at least four years. The apprenticeship of a carver and a printer could last for ten years. Today, Japanese prints represent not only the woodblock printing but also a wide variety of techniques by the artists in different background and schooling. In spite of its age, the Japanese art is still very much alive and has not lost its unique appeal of the combination of the cutting edge technique and the ancient tradition to the people all over the world.
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