Woodcut Workshop from Japan: “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”

 Hokusai. The Great Wave off Kanagawa. 1829-1833

Hokusai. The Great Wave off Kanagawa. 1829-1833

Woodcut Workshop: “Water-Based Woodcut: Ukiyo-e Techniques”

Professor’s Ryuta Endo (Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan) visit
at the Graphic Art Department, Vilnius

Visit Time: 19-27 October, 2019
Location: Graphic Art Department, Vilnius, Lithuania

Prof. Ryuta Endo with colleagues Hikaru Yamada, Akihiro Tokoro and students from the Musashino Art University, from Tokyo come to Vilnius. In the Graphic Art Department, Vilnius Academy of Arts, they will lead a printmaking workshop ‘Water-Based Woodcut: Ukiyo-e Techniques’ and will make the printmaking exhibition.

21st of October 2019 – Opening of the Exhibition “Wit and Zen”, Gallery “Grafo”, Vilnius.
21st-25th of October, 2019 – Printmaking Workshop “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, Graphic Art Department, Vilnius Academy of Arts.
26th-27th of October – Journey to the Cross Hill and Nida, Lithuania.

“The purpose of this workshop is to experience Japanese culture and art through these techniques” – wrote Prof. Ryuta Endo.

Toshusai Sharaku. “Ichikawa Ebizō as Takemura Sadanoshin”. 1794

Ukiyo-e print (Nishiki-e), or water-based woodcut, is a traditional Japanese print technique. “Ukiyo-e are paintings and prints that take as their subject matter the ukiyo, the floating world, which is to say, the real world of today in which people actually live. Created between the latter half of the seventeenth through the early twenties centuries, most ukiyo-e were woodblock prints, mass produced for enjoyment by ordinary people, not the wealthy or high in status.” Introduction to Ukiyo-e. Tokyo Bijutsu.

Prof. Ryuta Endo

Prof. Ryuta Endo was born in 1960, in Japan. In 1984 graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Painting. In 1986 completed Master’s Program at Tama Art University, Japan. Participated in many exhibitions in Japan and abroad. Professor in the Musashino Art University, Tokyo.

Coordinator of the Workshop – Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas

Project was supported by Musashino Art University


© Photo: Kestutis Vasiliunas
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