Iwata Sentaro (1901 - 1974) Original Japanese Woodblock Print Mounted to Wood
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Iwata Sentaro - Born in Tokyo, Iwata Sentaro studied with the famous shin hanga artist Ito Shinsui, and is best known for his portraits of beautiful women done after WWII. His attractive designs of contemporary beauties feature graceful flowing line work and striking compositions, creating a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese bijin genre. Many feature delicate bokashi shading, such as a soft pink flush on the cheeks or eyes, or subtle shadows along the neck to add depth and definition. Some are posed portraits, but others capture the women seemingly unaware during quiet, reflective moments, offering an intimate glimpse at their world. A great choice for a collector of contemporary woodblocks, these lovely prints would also make wonderful framed displays.
Spring Evening - Striking modern portrait of a beauty with her arm up behind her head, looking down with partially closed eyes. She wears an intricately dotted blue kimono, which falls open at the chest, tied with a red tie-dyed obi. Her hair is pulled back into an Edo era style with wings at the side and a large bun, with a pony tail falling forward over her shoulder. Beautifully detailed, with a subtle mica background. This print is mounted to a wooden board and could easily be framed for display.
Artist - Iwata Sentaro (1901 - 1974)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Mounted to wooden backing board. Some surface loss to mica. Please see photos for details.