Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shinagawa Takumi

Shinagawa Takumi was a Japanese printmaker who was also skilled in metalwork and photography. In his early prints he worked a lot with images of the human figure, and over the years his work gradually moved toward abstraction and the simplification of forms. He was especially interested in the characteristics of color as it was printed on paper, as well as obtaining new colors by mixing and layering colors to get the effects that he wanted.
I think its interesting how he positions the figures within the space, and the different angles he chooses to view the figure at.

source: Statler, Oliver. Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn.

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