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Shin hanga was a Japanese art movement that set in around 1910. It was a renewal of the old ukiyo-e tradition but modernized with Western elements.
Shin Hanga - a Japanese art movement
Zheng Jianhui is a student of master artist Zhang Minjie. His woodcut series "Village in the Past and Present" and "Happiness in My Village" and "Modern Angels" reflect the challenges young people in China face in terms of reconciling the past with the present. The artist presents these themes with an inner humor and innocence that appeals to art friends worldwide.
Zheng Jianhui - Video Presentation
In spite of her young age Miss. Xiong Xiqiu is a leading Chinese printmaker who has repeatedly been selected for the most important national Chinese printmaking show - the National Print Exhibitions - and has even made it into the official catalog. Xiong Xiqiu represents a new style of modern Chinese pop art.
Ruysei Okamoto was a favorite student of Toshi Yoshida. With such series like "First Love" or "Modern Ukiyo-e" the artist has created works of uncontested craftsmanship and charming beauty.
About Ryusei Okamoto
Osamu Sugiyama is a passionate Japanese mountaineer and printmaker. His subjects show mountain views in Japan, Nepal and Europe out of the personal experience of the artist.
Japanese Printmaker Osamu Sugiyama
In September of 2008 Wen Mujiang won the Golden Prize of the First Yunnan International Print Exhibition. The woodblock prints of the artist deal with the changes in today's China - mainly in the rural areas - since the Cultural Revolution under Chairman Mao Dzedong.
Chinese Printmaker Wen Mujiang
Hasui Kawase was the most important landscape printmaker of the shin hanga movement in Japan. Shortly before his death he was declared a "National Living Treasure" by the Japanese government.
Kuchi-e are frontispiece illustrations for novels or were inserted to magazines from around 1895 until 1915. They are original woodblock prints.
A few practical buying tips for modern Chinese prints for collectors and art friends. This is the first part of a series of videos about Chinese art prints.
Introduction to Japanese woodblock printmaker Katsuyuki Nishijima, born 1945. Katsuyuki Nishijima is an astonishing success story. His inexpensive prints of romantic views of Japan usually have editions sizes of 500 and are in high demand by the public in and outside of Japan.