Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday



Mt. Fiugi After Snow, 1932
Pine Tree After Snow, 1929
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Japanese Woodblocks

(Chris, this one is for you!)

27 comments:

John Wright Art said...

I just love Japanese prints (especially landscapes in snow!). They've been a great influence on my work. These are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them, Amy

Christy DeKoning said...

These are so beautiful. Are they from your own collection? They would look great framed and displayed together. I think I have a spot open on the wall behind my mac lol...

Sally said...

Amy...Chris loved the prints. He now feels famous that he was mentioned on your blog!! Beautiful pictures! Stay warm!

kml said...

Mt Fuji is so beautiful! What gorgeous prints - are they done on silk?

Amy Lilley Designs said...

I love these prints as well John..I can see where your work would be influenced by Japanese prints. These were tricky to photograph, but I love the way they came out!!!

Hey Christy Gal...these prints are from one of my choice calendars from this year (Carl Larsson and Vermeer for the other 2),..this is a gorgeous calendar of vintage Japanese woodblocks from Kawasi Hasui. They would be stunning in frames...agreed...I have 10 more!!

Ah ha Sal...Chris was the inspiration for today's post...well, yes, of course, he is absolutely famous!!!

Kathy, as I mentioned to Christy...I'm a serious calendar shopper at the end of each year, and I have found this series of vintage Japanese woodbocks. It hangs in my kitchen, where the colors add greatly to the ambiance!!

Triz Designs said...

oooh i love japanese prints... so beautiful!!!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Beautiful prints...I love the blue, white with a touch of black combo...they feels so soft and calming!

Cheers

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Those are breathtakingly lovely!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Triz...these are so beautifully printed by this gifted artist...the colors, the clarity...reminds me of the colors in some of your work!!

Heather, I felt that these woodblocks were the best representation of winter in an art form....somehow, more beautiful than a good photo...this man had quite the gift!!

Thank you Mrs. Mecomber, I love them as well!!!

Janet Campbell said...

I love Japanese art. I lived there for 3 yrs. These are really pretty prints

Henson Ray said...

Cool. I've actually seen Mt. Fuji at about the same distance. Absolutely beautiful!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Janet, well, aren't you the lucky gal...you've probably seen a wealth of amazing Japanese prints...I think that these are really pretty prints tool...:))

And Henson, aren't you the lucky guy to have seen the real Mt. Fuji...wow...that's amazing...a blog post perhaps...this artist was so gifted, and these prints, I agree, absolutely beautiful!

Kloggers/Polly said...

Although we have certainly had a fair bit of snow - enough to last us for another twenty years - at least in this proporion, it is still wonderful to see how beautifully nature manages to show us what a magnificent artist she really is. This is certainly the right picture for the best time of the year ... but may I just say brrr!!

Kim said...

wonderful prints Amy
and I agree with Christy...
they would look great framed altogether on a feature wall...
I hope the weather over there is being kind....
Australia is going to be the hottest spot on the world today ..eek..

bikudesigns said...

I can see mount fuji from my terrace at the moment. Not exactly like these ukiyoe but still a wonderful view. It's fully covered in snow at the moment.
I am going to post some photos of Fuji later on today. If you have time, check it out!
By the way, thanks for advertising on my blog.

Petra Voegtle said...

Beautiful old prints! I have a great affinity to original Japanese and Chinese paintings because they are so very delicate and fragile.
Greetings, Petra

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Polly, from Central England...we have seen some of your snow on the news here in the US!!! I agree w/ you that Mother Nature reminds us of what a magnificent artist she is and that is exactly why I posted these gorgeous prints....and I might add, brrrr as well...:))

Hiya Kim...oh these would be gorgeous framed, and like I said to Christy, I have 10 more!!! We saw footage of the wildfires in Australia on the 11 PM news last night...always heartbreaking...hope they have been able to contain them...it has been a harsh Winter Kim, there's no question, but people in other parts of the US have had it much worse than New England...today, we see some melting of the snow, and even a little bit of grass...hope that you are getting some relief by living so close to the shoreline...:))))

Biku, oh my goodness, I''m running over to your blog to see the photos...isn't that something!!! I love your work...very, very original...beautiful!

Greetings to you Petra...I love the colors in this set of 12 prints...very pure and clean...:))

Doug said...

I understand "Blog Birthday" congratulations are order for Amy Lilley Designs. You have a wonderful site...just beautiful work.
Doug

Amie Hartman said...

Beautiful prints! I found you through EC and was able to browse through your shops. Good work Amy.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Doug...I appreciate your good wishes and kind words about the blog...it's been an amazing year in the blogosphere...the world has opened up to ALL of us...just the comments from this post alone are world wide... again, amazing!!

Thank you very much Amie...glad that you took a look/see thru the shops...I love the prints also!!

Kim said...

happy happy Blog Birthday Amy!!!!
glad to hear that the snow over your way is melting ;)

redchair said...

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Alterity said...

Beautiful prints...very clean and simple (looks chilly there, tho!)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Yes, Alterity, Mt. Fuji must be cold up there...the artist had a magnificent gift...glad you liked!!!

Sandi said...

beautiful pictures. Very cozy feeling.

Mark Alan Meader said...

A great influence on me as well(so much so that I ended up with a Japanese wife, but that's a long story)... An artist working in any medium can learn a lot from the level of craftsmanship and the perfect composition of these prints. We have several around the house and I never get tired of them.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Mark, it is nice to meet you...I took a look/see @ your blog...very, very beautiful work...will visit often..the artistry and craftsmanship of these prints is stunning...I am going to have some of the others (from the calendar) framed and I am quite certain, like you, that I will never tire of them...:)