Monthly Archives: June 2012

From War Prints to Travel Posters – The Influence of Japanese Style

Here are pictures of two very fine pieces of graphic art. They look very similar, although one is showing a ship being blown up and in the other, a boat being used for a very different purpose. They look as … Continue reading

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Ukiyo-e Diptychs, Triptychs, Polyptychs – The Expanding Horizon

Triptychs of Japanese woodblock prints – that is, prints composed to be seen as three co-joined panels (the commonest of the multi panel format) – have been part of the ukiyo-e scene since the eighteenth century. Specifically, these compositions allow … Continue reading

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