Friday, June 14, 2013

Vintage Waves - A Japanese Woodcut Print

This vintage Japanese woodprint shows wild ocean waves, a recurring theme that Japanese artists use. While the ocean waves are soothing when calm, these are wild and crazy, typical in stormy weather. The colors are vivid blue and white, stunning. The Japanese woodcut, created in the early 1900s, are from Japanese artist Konen Uehara.

Title: Hatō zu
Title Translation: Waves.
Creator: Uehara, Konen, 1878-1940, artist
Date Created/Published: [between 1900 and 1920]
Medium: print : woodcut, color

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