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24 Japanese Woodblock Prints That Will Take Your Breath Away

Hiroshi Yoshida

Japanese art 正木美術館開館四十周年記念展「禅・茶・花」 | フクヘン。- 元 雑誌BRUTUS(ブルータス)副編集長、鈴木芳雄のブログ

“I have drawn things since I was 6. All that I made before the age of 70 is not worth counting. At 75 I began to understand the true construction of nature. At 90 I will enter into the secret of things. At 110, everything--every dot, every dash--will live” - KATSUSHIKA Hokusai (1760-1849), Japan

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (January 1, 1797 - April 14, 1862) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting

Boatman by Hasui --- Hasui was a prominent Japanese painter in the late 1800's and early 1900's. His paintings were mostly of rural life and landscapes in traditional oil and watercolor paint. However, he also created a large body of woodblock prints and is best known in the West as one of the greatest artists of the new print movement which was a revitalization of ancient woodblock prints.