Wednesday, 14 November 2012

My encounter with pictures of the Floating World

A couple weeks ago I went to a lecture and demonstration of Ukiyo-e (pictures of the Floating World) and Japanese woodblock printing at the Victoria & Albert Museum. It was free so there's another reason to love this museum.

Look at this super precisely laid out printing setup.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
At the end of it all I got to have a quick go at printing a little piece of Hokusai's The Great Wave. I guess I'm not destined to be a great printmaker.
My attempt. Haha.
Here's what the professional did.
The beautiful print by the pro.
For more about ukiyo-e and some examples, here's a page at the Victoria & Albert Museum website.

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