Posts Tagged ‘aichi prefecture’

Artist of the moment…….Shuzo Ikeda

 

Shuzo Ikeda was a Japanese woodblock artist renown for his imagery of children. Shuzo Ikeda was born in Aikita prefecture, Japan in the year 1922.

One great aspect about the art of Shuzo Ikeda is his use of wood grain pattern that appears in finished works. Many Japanese printmakers use this idea and the viewer can see that wood patterns can be found in reflections of bodies and water. Very innovative use of the surface.

Shuzo Ikeda passed away in 2004.

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The artist reminds of Disney master Mary Blair. Both artists created imagery of kids at play.

Another artist with a somewhat similar use of subject matter is the American painter Margaret Keane. Recently a movie about Keane was released called “Big Eyes.” This movie by Tim Burton is a great movie about art and how Margaret Keane’s husband got her to believe for a period of time it was better for the world and themselves if the everyone thought he was the painter rather than her. A true story also!

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Artist of the moment……..Fumio Fujita

 

 

Fumio Fujita is a master Japanese printmaker renown for his landscapes and images of trees. In his later years his focus has been mainly on trees, but in his earlier years he worked with the landscapes and also made wonderful prints of animals.

Fumio Fujita was born in Aichi prefecture, Japan in the year 1933.

The artist attended Musashino College of Fine Arts located in the western part of Tokyo, Japan.

Fujita began producing woodblock prints in 1963.

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Fujita shows a remarkable sense of design always looking for patterns in items such as tree bark and leaves. Overall his work shows a great blend of realism and abstraction.

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