Student Work: So much excitement as @kb__jones (Katharine Jones) pulled the first print in my Japanese Woodblock class @efa.rbpmw! After weeks of hard work composing, learning to use Japanese tools and printing techniques what a gorgeous print she is rewarded with!
The "Hokusai beyond the Great Wave" exhibition @britishmuseum was inspiring but rather congested on a Sunday afternoon. There is a free exhibition near the main entrance dedicated the explaining the step-by-step process behind the creation of a woodblock print, which I (of course) found equally fascinating and worthwhile!
Detail of one of Hokusai's 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” woodblocks. Not sure if it is the actual original woodblock or a reproduction but the precision and detail is breathtaking.
If I was living in #Japan during the #Edo Period, I would have happily forgone a meal or two (the price of two bowls of noodles) to purchase one of these prints!
In a very special demonstration, Noriyasu Sōda of the Takahashi Atelier demonstrated each stage of printing a traditional colour woodblock print, using unique tools, materials and skills identical to those employed in Hokusai’s day.
The demonstration was narrated by Takahashi herself (in Japanese) and explained in English by British Museum Curator Alfred Haft.
::: Para alguien que ha trabajado xilografías desde hace 20 años... Esta ha sido una oportunidad casi salida de un sueño. El año pasado pude ver un original de la gran ola en el National Gallery de Londres, pero tener el privilegio de ver el proceso de impresión de principio a fin ha sido un momento casi místico. Sobre todo para mí que aún veo el proceso artístico como un ritual. - El taller con el maestro Okada Takuya organizado por el #RietbergMuseum lleva la idea de programas públicos a otro nivel.... Ha reproducido la gran ola de #Hokusai en una sola mañana.... Con 20 bloques diferentes. #woodblockprinting#greatwave#japanesewoodblockprinting#ukiyoe#zurich#genius#TheGreatWaveOfKanagawa#sublimeMoment
We're thrilled to support a brand new course on Japanese woodblock printing at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts @princesartschool from 4 - 11 February 2017, 10:30 - 17:30. You'll have the opportunity to study master examples of Japanese woodblock printing before making your own black and white print. This is an introductory course for those who would like to start Japanese woodblock printing. Students will learn a step by step process for creating a black and white woodblock print. As well as producing a print, students will learn how to use and look after their tools, brushes and papers in detail, and to produce their own prints independently after the course has ended. Book via the link in our bio. #japanesewoodblockprinting#woodblock#japaneseart#printing#courses#woodblockprinting
I'm doing a Japanese woodblock printing course at the weekend and have to go prepared with a design. Not feeling overinspired so have been having a look through the old linocuts and images to be carved piles, found this little reduction lapwing from a year or two back. Maybe he could have a bird friend this weekend?