Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rain


These images by the printmaker Kawase Hasui (1883 – 1957) are from the extensive online galleries of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.








In Modern Japanese Prints 1912-1989, Lawrence Smith writes of Kawase:
During his career he produced over 600 landscape prints, including seventeen series, covering most areas of Japan, which he constantly travelled. After a period of eclipse following his death, he has now become recognized as Japan's best print landscapist since Hiroshige.

1 comment:

Will said...

I really love this artist. (And I happened to get caught in the rain without an umbrella tonight -- good times.)