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|Auction SOSAKU HANGA AND JAPANESE PRINTS - 1348 - ending in 2 days, 11 hours, 18 minutes and 57 seconds.|
|Japanese Prints - 1347||Sosaku Hanga and Japanese Prints - 1348||Japanese Prints - 1349||Modern Japanese Prints - 1350|
End Sunday, October 11, 2015 8:00:00 PM
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Sosaku Hanga was started by the simple black and white woodblock prints published in magazines, which were circulated among the print club members and friends.
These artists were "Impressionists". They wanted to express their joy, sadness, hope, anger and the impressions from their observations of the surroundings in direct manner. Although Japan had the long history of the highly refined woodblock printing methods and productions procedures, the Sosaku Hanga artists deliberately chose the self-carved, self-printed method in order to free themselves from the rigid ukiyo-e tradition.
They eventually developed their own unique styles and methods. After W.W.II, their concepts and methods have been passed on to the modern - contemporary print artists.
When you think about the Sosaku Hanga movement, you probably remember the names of Unichi HIRATSUKA, Koshiro ONCHI, Senpan MAEKAWA, Umetaro AZECHI. But there were many other important and equally fascinating artists who deserve the world wide recognition.
(1) Seizo HIRAKAWA ... He was the master of "Koguchi Mokuhan" (Wood Engraving) and produced many masterpieces using this difficult technique. He also carved and printed some of Hasui Kawase and Koshiro Onchi's works. His intricate and eerie works are revered and expensive in Japan.
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