He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Kawase Hasui woodblock print

Posted by Charley Parker at 5:00 pm


Need to cool off?

Shiba (No) Zojo-ji, color woodblock print by Kawase Hasui.

On Met Museum. Use Fullscreen link and download arrow.

3 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Kawase Hasui woodblock print »

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  1. Comment by Aelle
    Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    Weather extremes were among others:
    Longest hot spell (world): Marble Bar, W. Australia, 100° F (37.8° C) (or above) for 162 consecutive days, Oct. 30, 1923 to Apr. 7, 1924.
    Largest hailstone (U.S.): Aurora, Neb., 7 in. (17.8 cm) in diameter, 18.75 in. (47.6 cm) in circumference, June 22, 2003.
    Costliest U.S. hailstorm: Denver, Colorado, July 11, 1990. Total damage was $625 million.

    Do we really need to be reminded of the next winter, Charley?

  2. Comment by Jean
    Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    I enjoyed this! Sweltering weather down here in Florida, nice to see something “cool”!

  3. Comment by Anders Rikardson
    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 @ 5:12 am

    The above is one of the best designs Hasui ever did! Good choice!

    On my blog I have an original preparatory design for a woodblock print by Hasui. As well as a movie showing Hasui (himself) making preparatory sketches for woodblock prints. The master carver Maeda Kentaro is carving the woodblocks.

    Below I’m including a link to the blog page. Please enjoy!
    Hasui making woodblock prints

    http://www.japaneseprintappraisal.com/2008/03/kawase-hasui-1883-1957-higashi-agano.html

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