Bomando no. 2

Maker(s)
Artist: Tajima Hiroyuki 田嶋宏行 (1911-1984)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1976
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 59.8 x 37.6 cm (23 9/16 x 14 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1995.160
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

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

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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