Bomando No. 2

Artist: Tajima Hiroyuki 田嶋宏行 (1911-1984)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1976
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 59.8 x 37.6 cm (23 9/16 x 14 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989)
Provenance research underway.

This strikingly luminous image was created by applying gesso to woodblocks to create textures before cutting through and printing with oil-based colors, which were popular with Japanese artists in the post-war period. Highly saturated water colors are added like the dyes to soak into the paper in areas where there is no oil-based pigment to act as a resist.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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