September 23rd, 2007
|accio_arse||01:26 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.
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.
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).
I saw an exhibition of her prints in Scotland. Choughs in a tree.
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?