Saturday, 10 November 2012

Visiting the Fitzwilliam museum to see

I took my Drawing class to see the Japanese woodcut exhibition at the Fitzwilliam, we did some drawing on site from the prints, it was very useful for ideas about comosition, and very interesting to read about the stories behind the prints.

Snow Country: Woodcuts of the Japanese Winter

Japanese artists have long responded to the beauty of a world changed by frozen forms and stilled by a blanket of white snow.
This selection of prints by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige includes stories from poetry and myth, with journeys, ambushes and skirmishes in the snow; children throwing snowballs and building snow-rabbits; the everyday struggle of travellers making their way through snowdrifts; the stillness of people indoors gazing out at the unbroken spell of freshly frozen snow; and the almost abstract world of a pure snowy landscape where people play little part.
All works in the exhibition are from the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection.
Tue 2 October 2012 to Sun 13 January 2013
Shiba Gallery (14)


1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed looking at the many wall paintings that you have done. Not being very handy with a paintbrush, even though I know what I like in the way of art, I took the easier option to order this canvas print from the site .
    It’s an unusual work called Forest music 1, by Remedios Varo Uranga, a Spanish-Mexican woman artist.