Posts Tagged ‘mosaic’

Artist of the moment…….Mabuchi Toru


Mabuchi Toru was a wonderful Japanese printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan in they 1920. Toru is renowned for his work with floral imagery.

The artist’s father was an engraver and also one of the first artists to be recognized for his work with the airbrush. His father also wanted him to become an artist and Toru attended the Tokyo School of Fine Arts.

Toru was also a professor at Hiroshima University.

What I enjoy most about the artist is his technique of breaking down his wood block prints to many thin and small pieces that are made to resemble a mosaic work of art.

Mabuchi Toru passed away in 1994.

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Artist of the moment……Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu

Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu was a world famous artist born in Gorele, Giresan Province, it what used to be the Ottoman Empire in the year 1911. The artist is also a poet. A brother was a renown writer and sister an architect. His father played a key role in the government, attaining high positions and the artist lived in many cities during his childhood.

The artist attended the Academy of Fine Arts located in the capital Istanbul, Turkey. To continue his artistic education Eyuboglu moved to Paris, France and worked under the guidance of Andres L’hote.

Eyuboglu also was prolific as he wanted the average person to be able to afford his art, developed woodcuts, and would allow the students he was working with to help in the printmaking process.

Bedri Eyuboglu worked as a painter, poet, sculptor, and also completed many mosaics throughout his career. Working in gouache he completed works in various mediums at a quick pace.

The artist worked mainly with gouache on paper as his mediums of choice.

In this clip we view a montage of works by Bedri Eyuboglu:

Bedri Eyuboglu passed away in 1975 from cancer of the pancreas.

Part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

I enjoy his use of color and the way he uses designs from the Persian School of Art in his work. A wonderful mix of realism and abstraction.

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