Original Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Thirty-six Poetry Immortals
A Thousand Grasses (Chigusa)
A Modern Master - Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is regarded as the father of modern design in Japan. Born in Kyoto, Sekka pursued his artistic studies at the age of sixteen and traveled to Europe at the turn of the century. His trip to Europe proved pivotal in developing his aesthetic; studying the European tradition of industrial design, Sekka was influenced by the place of design in everyday life. Sekka became a master of the historic Japanese tradition known as Rinpa, combining this traditional Japanese aesthetic with his own innovations to create stunning designs that are both modern and timeless.
Sekka's A Thousand Grasses (Chigusa) - Sekka's beautiful series "A Thousand Grasses" (Chigusa) was published by Unsodo between 1899 and 1903, originally released in monthly groups of three prints, followed by a bound set in three volumes. One of his great masterworks, this series of prints included stylized landscapes and nature scenes as well as subjects from Japanese folklore and decorative arts. Boldly designed with simplified forms, these elegant works were printed to the highest standards, many with deluxe treatments such as shimmering mica and embossing. These modern designs are a terrific choice for display. This print is from a posthumous edition by the original publisher, Unsodo.
Artist - Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)
Image Size - 9 3/4" x 15" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issued to report.