Sunday 8 July 2012

Hasui Kawase (May 18th 1883 – November 7th 1957)

  Hasui Kawase was one of the prominent Japanese artist who led the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement in which 20th Century artists sought to reignite the old ukiyo-e printmaking process. The result is an amazing mix between old and modern quality.  He is especially known is Japan as being one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and is best known in the west for his beautiful woodblock paintings of landscapes.

For more information on the shin-hanga style, visit this link.

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