Original Isao Nishijima (1923 – 2001) Japanese Woodblock Print
Fuji Arts Contemporary Summer Exhibition
- We’re excited to introduce a recently acquired collection of contemporary prints purchased in Japan. We’ll post this collection over the next month as a single exhibition of contemporary designs. We’re looking forward to sharing these beautiful prints all selected with an eye to the modern Japanese aesthetic. Have a look at the group and click on the Contemporary Japanese design link to see the entire collection.
Heavenly God - A beautiful contemporary woodblock dating to the late 20th century by Isao Nishijima illustrating a spring temple scene at peak cherry blossom time. A classic round bridge leads to a temple gate and temple beyond. The scene is punctuated with beautiful blossoming cherry trees bending in front of the bridge and teeming in the foreground. This is Isao Nishijima’s modern take on the classic shin-hanga cherry blossoms and temple park scene. A tranquil, beautiful print with great color.
This is a large format, limited edition woodblock limited to 180 prints. Titled, signed in pencil with red artist’s seal, and numbered in pencil 10/180. A classic 20th century Japanese design and a rare woodblock print due to the small edition size.
Artist - Isao Nishijima (1923 – 2001)
Image Size - 13" x 18 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Excellent condition. Please see photos for details.