About this artwork
Hiratsuka Un’ichi was one of the major figures to emerge from the sosaku hanga (creative print) movement in Japan. He taught printmaking at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts from the inception of its Department of Printmaking in 1935. His mature period is characterized by prints done in black ink only, a style that sprang from his appreciation for the Japanese traditions of ink painting and line drawing.
This work depicts sculptural fragments from the 12th to 14th centuries in Oita prefecture, Kyushu, at the famous Usuki archaeological site. Many of the stone sculpture groups have been designated as national treasures.
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- Arts of Asia
- Hiratsuka Un'ichi
- Fragments of Buddhist Sculpture at Usuki
- Woodblock print
- 43.6 × 51.7 cm
- Hiratsuka Un'ichi-Van Zelst Family Collection