A "portraitist of American cities", Yvonne Jacquette, who passed in April, found inspiration in the sky, creating panoramic prints of oblique city and countryside views, like the one discussed here by Sachi Yanari-Rizzo in the #fwmoa collection.
Woodblocks, the oldest form of printmaking, are the easiest and cheapest of the multiple printmaking processes. Here, we carve away the secrets of woodblocks (and woodcuts!) ahead of the new exhibition at #fwmoa ft. prints from Landfall Press.
Works made in the late 1700s through the late 19th century are what most people think of when asked about Japanese woodblock prints. What did Japanese printmaking look like beyond the turn of the century? Look at Jun’ichirō Sekino's prints to find out!
We had some trouble choosing our #studio technique this week, so we were relieved to finally settle on relief printing! Check out how we channeled Japanese artist Kamisaka Sekka's color-blocked nature prints in this #saturdaystudio!
As our "normal" continues to change, take a moment to contemplate the meditative quality of Vija Celmins' woodblock, "Ocean Surface", now on view at FMWoA.
Printmaking making your head spin? Delve deeper into four printmaking processes through one print: Brett de Palma's "Four Corners of the World".
Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo spotlights Japanese-American artist Roger Shimomura because of a shared connection as third-generation Japanese Americans whose family members were interned during World War II. Read on to see how Shimomura's family history inspires and impacts his art today.