The 36th Print in 1969 Signed & Numbered Double Sheet Embossing. This is an exceptional embossed woodblock print by Haku Maki. Sekai-Do Framed String was replaced with hanging wire. About the Artist Haku Maki. Was a Japanese artist of the second half of the 20th century.
He first made his name and his living by producing prints featuring Chinese characters (kanji). His life as an artist dates from the mid-1950s, when the earliest known Maki prints began appearing. One of the most prolific Japanese print-makers of his day.
Maki began making prints in the late 1950s and continued until 1999. Early on, he developed a system of including the year of production of a print in the prints title. Hence Work Poem 69-36 is the 36th print of 1969. This pattern was used from the early 1960s to about 1980. Makis calligraphic images may be a true kanji, a modified kanji, or a very old Japanese-style kanji or a Maki-created kanji.They may be katakana or a very old calligraphic design Maki discovered and enhanced. Began in 1967 and prints in this series always consisted of at least one character but could have more. It was Makis style to depict a main image with an embossed technique. Normally that central subject is kanji, a persimmon or ceramics. It is produced from a cement block into which Maki carved the images design; the print was created from the cement block.
Then Maki added a title and a number identifying the number of the print in the run, then affixed his red seal (chop) and signed off in English in pencil. In his earliest works he used a single sheet of paper but by 1963 he had begun to use a double sheet. This thicker paper made it possible to do better embossed, highly textured works In their heyday Makis prints look sharp and moderneven as the themes are all pre-modern.Haku Maki Japanese Woodblock Print Poem 69-36 Signed & Numbered Embossed" is in sale since Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "poodlesticksmary" and is located in Ridgeland, Mississippi. This item can be shipped worldwide.