Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Hokusai Chicken print

#ukiyo-e #japaneseprint #hokusai

Un or semi colored rough proofs for japanese woodblock prints rarely survive but somehow this one did and it shows the technical skills of the carver who did the block and the genius of Hokusai.

Note how the varying line widths create tone and depth and texture and the gradients in the reds too!

I find this by accident looking for something else and will now try to find a full color version for comparision!