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Arts of Japan series : print #7 - finished

Posted by Dave Bull at 3:48 PM, November 1, 2013 [Permalink]

Done! Here's the print with the final embossing done on the margins:

I'm pretty happy with this. It's not 'great art' by any means, but I think it is attractive and interesting, and uses the woodblock technique well, and those are the things that count for me ... I hope you agree!


Following comment posted by: Marc Kahn on November 1, 2013 11:13 PM

Wow! That's a beautiful print. I'm looking forward to receiving mine. You say:

It's not 'great art' by any means...

but, I think you are incorrect on that point.

There's something about the aizuri style in general that resonates with me, but this one is especially nice. Right up there, I think, with this one, designed by Takahashi Shotei:


Following comment posted by: Dave on November 1, 2013 11:31 PM

incorrect on that point ...

Marc, thanks for the positive reaction to this one. When I say 'not great art' I'm thinking about the general 'averageness' of this kind of work. It's purely decorative, I think, rather than artistic - in that it doesn't really say anything, but simply creates an impression in the viewer. I guess it all comes down to the definition of terms ...

Following comment posted by: Jacques on November 2, 2013 11:10 PM

A very nice print Dave! I particularly like the subtle interplay of light and shadow on this castle...

And I do hope that the current activities on your neighbour's land won't lead up forcing you to give up your own castle!

Following comment posted by: Marc Kahn on November 14, 2013 8:38 AM

Got mine yesterday. Much nicer "in the hand" than "on the screen". A splendid print!

Following comment posted by: Lisa Toth on November 16, 2013 12:05 PM

I just received my print. It's beautiful! I think it's my favorite so far.

Following comment posted by: RAFAEL PALOP on April 25, 2014 10:34 PM

Please, how could I get this beautiful castle print.

Thank you.


Following comment posted by: Jakub Makalowski on September 18, 2014 2:31 PM

For someone who has "no interest in art" you always seem to show good knowledge of it.
The print actually really makes me feel a but nostalgic for making cyanotype prints. That may be in part due to the similarity of subject matter I used at the time.

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