Japanese Beauty.



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This is a project I’ve been thinking about and working on for some time. A series of paintings inspired by Japanese Edo Period woodblock prints depicting Japanese life during the period 1603 – 1868. A time when Japan was effectively cut off from western influences and western visitors to Japan were strictly monitored and almost all trade with foreigners banned. It’s a period I’m fascinated with and I have studied for many years whilst handling Japanese artifacts, antiques and artworks (including the woodblock prints) from this time.

Two small originals from this series have just been sold to a museum of modern art in Australia

Title: A Japanese Beauty

Size: 36 inches x 36 inches approx

Mounted in a black wooden gallery frame with gilt slip

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