Chen Kong Yue – Artist’s Book “The Town of Botang”
Beautiful and sensitive the artist’s book, created by Chinese artist Chen Kong Yue, deeply goes to the roots of Chinese woodcut printing. The thin black line engraved on the wood plate and printed on Chinese paper. Small figures of ordinary people like in old Chines prints. And traditional Chinese book binding.
“The Town of Botang”
Chinese paper, woodcut, 30 x 41 cm
How we know, the printmaking started in China. The world’s earliest dated printed book “Diamond Sutra” from Tang dynasty, printed by Wang Jie from woodblock in 868 A.D. in China. The earliest known book “Jikji” printed with movable metal type in 1377 in Korea.
Here are few Chinese woodblock prints made with think black line.
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