80 pages with more than 50 full-color reproductions
Includes Index of Artworks
• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment
Size: 10.75 x 8.5 in.
Kazuyuki OhtsuIn the perfectly balanced compositions by Kazuyuki Ohtsu (Japanese, b. 1935) we find tranquil scenes of natural beauty, where fallen snow quiets the land and autumn leaves erupt in a riot of color. Born into a family of silk weavers, Ohtsu began the study of printmaking at 19. He apprenticed with celebrated artist Kiyoshi Saito for 40 years. With the passing of Saito, Ohtsu set out on his own career. Like his teacher, he paints the original pictures that serve as blueprints for the hand-carved blocks, then inks the blocks and prints the images. Ohtsu’s artworks forsake an earlier period’s use of strong outlines, instead relying on elemental colors and gentle shapes to depict a harmonious, idealized view of the Japanese countryside.
This beautifully presented book on prints of Ohtsu is informative and evocative. Beginning with a well-developed biography that brings both those familiar with and unfamiliar with Japanese print-making to a shared appreciation, it then moves into the meditative experience of Ohtsu's prints. I'm torn between whether to keep it for myself or give it to my wonderful neighbor as a holiday gift. Thanks, Pomegranate. I treasure your offerings!
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This was a gift, I didn't see the purchases. My family was all very pleased, particularly with the Japanese connections. I was pleased with your website, your service and the rapid delivery even in this era of being short-staffed. Thank you.
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The splashes of color are brilliant. Wish I had mire