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Serenity: Kazuyuki Ohtsu 2022 Wall Calendar

$14.99

Kazuyuki Ohtsu’s tranquil woodblock prints capture the Japanese countryside with crystalline color and fine detail. As a sōsaku hanga (creative prints) artist, he handles every step of the process: painting the original pictures, carving the woodblocks, and printing the images. Ohtsu studied printmaking from Kiyoshi Saito; not until he worked for more than 40 years as his assistant, did Ohtsu begin creating his own prints. The 12 prints in this calendar celebrate the four seasons in images that celebrate the Japanese landscape and aesthetic.
• 12 monthly grids and full-color artwork
• High-quality printing with soy-based inks on premium, environmentally sourced paper stock
• Exceptional color quality
• Grid pages are easy to write on
• Features US, Canadian, and United Kingdom legal holidays
• Perfect for hanging at home or over an office desk
• Pomegranate’s calendars feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world

Size: 12 x 13 x .125 in.
Opens to: 12 x 26 in.

ISBN 9781087501772

Kazuyuki Ohtsu

In 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.
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