MODERN JAPANESE ART - Private collection of HANGA prints

 

 

Japanese woodblock printing has a long tradition and has reached its golden age in the Edo-Period of 1603 – 1868 as “Ukiyo-e”. Today, the tradition is continued by a handful of artists, the disciples of this genre’s great masters. The HANGA artists beautifully combine the traditional techniques with contemporary motifs. To create a picture, each artist employs elaborate techniques of carving the design in wood, metal, stone plate or stencilling a silk screen. M&N HF promotes the works of some outstanding HANGA artists who utilise three different techniques: woodblock, silkscreen and mezzotint.