After the Bath A3 Print
Kotondo Torii is considered one of the great masters of Shin-hanga, a 20th Century Japanese art movement which revitalised the traditional ukiyo-e style rooted in the Edo and Meiji periods. Inspired by European Impressionism, Shin-hanga incorporated Western elements such as the effects of light and the expression of individual moods, but focused on traditional Japanese themes: landscapes (fukeiga), famous places (meishō), beautiful women (bijinga), kabuki actors (yakusha-e), and birds-and-flowers (kachō-e).
Torri has captured this ‘bijinga’, wrapped in a light bathrobe, all flush faced and passing through the curtained door of a public bathhouse. The pigment on the curtain was printed using a baren to create the mottled, textured effect. It’s a wonderful example of Shin-hanga with a contemporary attention to detail.
Would sit beautifully next to our Goyo Hashiguchi ‘Applying Makeup Print’.
Fine art giclée print. Printed with archival pigment inks on Somerset Enhanced Velvet Fine Art paper: archival quality, 100% cotton rag, acid free and mould made. A reproduction based on the original artwork. A3 size. Unframed.
Gift wrapped in tissue paper.