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An image of View of a suburb by FUKAZAWA Sakuichi

FUKAZAWA Sakuichi

(Japan 1896 – 1946)

Title
View of a suburb, from the series Small works selected by the author vol. 1
Alternative title:
Sakuichi jisen shôhinshû
Place of origin
Japan
Year
1923
Media category
Print
Materials used
woodcut
Dimensions

10.2 x 14.8 cm image; 10.8 x 15.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l., red ink "Sak [Artist's seal]". Not dated.
Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2001
Accession number
408.2001.2
Copyright
© FUKAZAWA Sakuichi
Location
Not on display
Further information

Fukazawa's poignant images of urban landscape are representative of a distinct aspect of modernism in Japanese prints. A number of modern print artists, who were inspired by Western modernism, chose this new landscape to express their affinity to modern icons. This contrasts the New Print artists such as Yoshida Hiroshi who chose to depict traditional subjects in a new spirit.

This series of small prints selected by the artist includes many early works, which, while revealing the Western influence, show the artist's distinct technique described by Onchi Kôshirô as 'shallow block-cutting with gouge' (the two 'still life' prints).

Asian Art Dept.
AGNSW 17 October 2001