Impressed: Modern Japanese Prints
Frances Parker Appel Gallery / Floor 3
Impressed: Modern Japanese Prints includes Sōsaku hanga from Japanese printmakers Tajima Hiroyuki, Iwami Reika, Saitō Kiyoshi, and Maki Haku. Sōsaku hanga, or “creative prints”, were born from an art movement in early-20th-century Japan. Whereas traditional Japanese woodblock prints were collaboratively produced by a team of skilled artisans directed by a publisher, the sōsaku hanga movement advocated that a single artist controlled every aspect of the creation of a work. In sōsaku hanga, the artist designed, self-carved, and self-printed their creations. The works in the exhibition all share the impression of having highly textured surfaces. The results are remarkably individual and stress the importance of the artist as a sole creator.
Take a docent-led tour of Impressed: Modern Japanese Prints.