Start Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:00:01 PM
End Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:00:00 PM
-- Featured Items in This Auction --
(1) 68379 ... "Hosun" was the pioneering Sosaku Hanga club magazine by the members, Kanae YAMAMOTO, Hanjiro SAKAMOTO, etc.
The club magazines and other publications by Hosun-sha were the earliest examples of the Sosaku Hanga movement in Japan.
(2) 68660 ... Amiable "Mountain Man" by Umetaro AZECHI. He will guide you to the fascinating world of the trekking, bird and animal watching, panoramic views of the mountains.
(3) 68372 ... "Aqualium" by Junichiro SEKINO. One of his masterpieces.
(4) 67795 ... "Cat" by Junichiro SEKINO. Among many of Sekino's works, cats and dogs were his favorite subjects.
-- YouTube VIDEO -- Dog is one of the zodiac animals and the favorite companion animal in Japan. From "Hachi-ko" to the robot dogs, Japan has them all !!
-- Japanese Impressionists --
Sosaku Hanga 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.
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. At the first glance, these prints look unskilled and not refined. However, under the lack of obviously sophisticated techniques, one can see the vast individual styles of the artists. Sosaku Hanga artists 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.
Featured artists of auction Sosaku Hanga and Japanese Prints - 1413 are Kanae Yamamoto, Yoshitoshi Mori, Junichiro Sekino, Kihachiro Shimozawa, Kotondo Torii, Takumi Shinagawa, Toru Mabuchi, Unichi Hiratsuka, Kishio Koizumi, Tomoo Inagaki, and others.
Founder of Sosaku Hanga - Kanae Yamamoto | Auction Catalog