Sunday, January 08, 2006

World Views....

The art of Hiroshige Uragawa, the last great woodblock artist in the Ikyo-e tradition. This woodblock of Mount Fuji was published after his death in 1859. The cool clear colours, the exquisite line detail, the depth and breadth of the ocean suggested with a limited palette and intricate lines, make this one of the most inspirational pieces to an artist. The perfect symmetry of tree and wave form the beating heart of this woodcut that ensures it will live forever.

Image from Wikipedia


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