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September 23rd, 2007


[info]accio_arse01:26 am - ART POST: Some of my favourite woodcuts
With art from Shiko Munakata, Linda Clark, Lisa Hooper and Stanley Donwood


Starting with SHIKO MUNAKATA, now deceased, alas. I saw an amazing exhibition of his art when I was doing my degree. He was and still is a big influence on me.

My images come from a book, but in real life these are huge, ceiling to floor length paper prints, hung on scrolls. There's so much energy from them. 



I was completely blown away by these.  i must have stood in front of them for half an hour, just being amazed.

Other gods from the series:




So simple and strong; I'd never seen anything like them.

Mt Fuji


A panel from a series in a story:


There were also a load of highly decorative 'nature' pieces, which reminded me of Klimt's stylised landscapes of plants and trees like this:




Only I think I like Munakata's better:













Later in his career, he'd experimented with rubbing colours through from the back.  I thought this was interesting.





More of his art here.

LINDA CLARK

I did my Masters with her, when she was learning how to print onto Ceramic, and she was kind enough to give me some of her prints as a present.  They're woodprints on the back of chinese prints with gold leaf (that's the orange things).






LISA HOOPER

I saw an exhibition of her prints in Scotland.  Choughs in a tree.


Lapwings (non-woodcut)



STANLEY DONWOOD

He did the cover of Thom Yorke's 'The Eraser'. Some details below.



















A cute moving display of the woodcuts here. More info on this artist here.

This artwork was also painted onto the side of a building. Nice, huh?

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