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Autumn in Nara by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

Item Number: 987699

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Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Shin-hanga & Modern, 1900 -
Item Number: 987699
Price: $1200.00
   


Autumn in Nara by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

Original Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997) Japanese Woodblock Print
Autumn in Nara

Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.

Kiyoshi Saito - Kiyoshi Saito was one of the greatest masters of the "sosaku hanga" or "creative print" movement in Japan, which emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. In 1951, Saito earned international recognition with an award at the first Sao Paulo Art Biennal. Saito is known for his use of simplified forms and refined color palettes, emphasizing texture and shape and utilizing the impression of the wood grain. These bold and somewhat abstract modern works are simple and direct, reducing nature to its essentials. Saito exhibited widely and his works are held in the collections of many international museums.

Artist - Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)
Image Size - 10 1/8" x 15 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Tape remnants on reverse at edges from previous mounting. Please see photos for details.


Autumn in Nara by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

Autumn in Nara by Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997)

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