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Blockprinting Powerpoint

  1. 1. Block Printing<br />Printmaking in Japan, <br />its effect in Europe<br /> & Contemporary Technique<br />
  2. 2. Ukiyo-e<br /> Japanese woodblock printing from Edo (Tokyo) during a great period of peace in Japan<br />Translates to “reflections of the passing world” or “pictures of the floating world”<br />Images from this art period are scenes from everyday life<br />Multicolored, detailed, and precise imagery<br />
  3. 3. Ukiyo-E<br />Since painting only produced one picture at a time, artists searched for ways to satisfy the increased demand for art from the middle class population.<br />Woodblock printing, which had been introduced from China in the eight century, became the solution.<br />It allowed artists to produce as many of the inexpensive prints as needed<br />
  4. 4. Ukiyo-e<br />Began as images for Japanese books, then became revered for the artistic value of these works<br />The prints end up in Paris due to their use as wrapping paper. The Japanese didn’t place much importance on the inexpensive prints, so they were used as packing materials.<br />
  5. 5. Hokusai<br /><ul><li>1760-1849
  6. 6. Ukiyo-e artist
  7. 7. Most known for his Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (series actually includes 46 prints)which brought him fame during 1823-1829
  8. 8. Changed his name over 50 times during the course of his life- the last one translating to: “Old Man Mad About Drawing”</li></li></ul><li>Hokusai<br />
  9. 9. Hokusai<br />
  10. 10. Hiroshige<br /><ul><li>1797-1858
  11. 11. Ukiyo-e artist
  12. 12. Influence by Hokusai, but used more delicate lines and a harmonious color scheme
  13. 13. Works were in high demand in Japan and he printed over 2000 different prints of Edo- totaling over 5000 works of art
  14. 14. Became a Buddhist monk in his later years in life
  15. 15. Influenced artists such as Van Gogh and Monet</li></li></ul><li>Hiroshige<br />
  16. 16. Hiroshige<br />
  17. 17. The effect of Japanese woodcut on Vincent Van Gogh<br />The works of the Japanese were effecting artists such as Van Gogh and Mary Cassatt<br />Van Gogh collected hundreds of Japanese block prints during his time spent in Paris<br />Like many artists, in order to learn from the work of others, Van Gogh made copies of these works<br />
  18. 18. Contemporary Block Printing<br />Big Island artist Dietrich Varez is a great local example of contemporary use of the block print technique.<br />
  19. 19. Dietrich Varez<br />
  20. 20. Dietrich Varez<br />
  21. 21. Dietrich Varez<br />
  22. 22. The Process of Block Printing<br /> Block printing is the oldest graphic medium<br />Before you begin your block print, you need a suitable sketch to work from<br />Remember- the image will print reversed, like a mirror copy<br />The areas that you carve away will be white in your final picture<br />

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