Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Hitachi, Snow at Tsukuba, Princess Takiyasha
I came across this site via Drawn.ca. It's a library of these stunning japanese woodblock prints. Claremont Colleges Digital Library have compiled these examples of late 17th century to early 20th century Japanese woodblock prints from the Scripps College Collection of Japanese Prints by the artists Chikanobu (1838-1912) and Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
At times these are humorous, but the way they are set up is beautiful. I picked this one in particular by Chikanobu b/c its showing these amazing panels of a story! There are a few that are set up this way, and its really something I'd like to explore in my own work! Loving the way elements overlap and extend over the bounds of the piece!
There are 200+ woodblock prints in this collection - I'm going through them still!