Presented here are woodblock prints categorized as gendai-hanga. Use the prints tab in the toolbar above to navigate to all artists and other genres or visit recent print additions to see all newly added prints.
The traditional separation of the production steps into designing, carving, and printing as it was revived in the shin-hanga movement of the first half of the 20th century had essentially come to an end with the passing of the last proponents by the 1970s. Gendai-hanga, or contemporary prints, are the continuation of both sosaku-hanga and shin-hanga aesthetics post World War II. The sosaku-hanga principle of self-production has become the standard for print art in Japan without limitation to printing with woodblocks and now incorporates all possible techniques including, for example, etching, silkscreen, mezzotint.
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site last updated
July 31, 2020
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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