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Monday, 28 April 2014

Fabulous Florals

It’s the final week of our 20th Century Japanese Print exhibition and we’re thrilled that it’s been such a success. From original watercolour scrolls to modern anime cels, the exhibition has drawn visitors both young and old. Shodo Kwarazaki's bold botanical prints have been a particular favourite, brightening up the gallery walls.

Peony Flowers.
Kwarazaki is best known for designing stylised woodblock prints of flowers and other plant life. Born in 1889 in Kyoto, he studied the traditional art of yuzen dyeing under Yamamoto Sekkei and began to develop his own style with the influence of Japanese painting. The body of work displayed in the gallery was mostly published by Unsodo in the mid-1950s and his wonderful botanical prints range from lilies to chrysanthemums, and are evocative of the style of floral subjects being produced in Kyoto during this time.

Plum Blossom.

Kwarazaki’s original woodblock prints are both decorative and affordable, with prices stating at £180 and the full catalogue of 20th Century Japanese prints can be viewed here.


Morning Glory.

Join us for the final week of this beautiful exhibition of Japanese prints!

Henry Sotheran Print Gallery
2 Sackville Street, London W1S 3DP
10 April - 1 May

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