Join us for a fascinating talk on the history of Japanese Woodblock Printing. You’ll learn about its development and influence on western modern art.
Monday 6 March
10am – 12pm
Fee : £10 per person includes light refreshments
If you trace the development of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock printing, you’ll see how it influenced western modern art. Eduard Manet, Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and many others were great fans and modern art would certainly not have been the same without it.
Join Nick to see its development over three centuries; from scrolls and crudely-printed monochrome block books to the beautiful prints by Hokosai and others. The prints of the masters of the Japanese Edo period appeared in Europe from the 1850s onwards. Both artists of the mid- to late-19th century and the design style of Art Nouveau owed so much to their work.
After the lecture Nick sends you notes on the topics and works of art that you’ve seen during the talk.