Oct 4: Japanese Printmaking Lecture at Wofford College

Japanese Printmaking: History, Techniques and Motifs by Dr. Andreas Marks

Join the Wofford College Art and Art History Department for this special lecture on the art of Japanese printmaking. This lecture, given by Dr. Marks, curator of Japanese and Korean art and director of the Clark Center at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will provide an introduction and overview into Japanese woodblock prints (commonly called ukiyo-e) from the 17th to 19th centuries. Dr. Marks has also authored several books on the subject.

Arguably the most recognizable of all Japanese art forms, ukiyo-e have spread over the world and increased in popularity beyond the islands of Japan. Works like Hokusai’s “Great Wave”, “Large Head Beauties” by Utamaro and “Striking Actors” by Sharaku were all produced with the same techniques, as were hundreds of thousands of other designs.

Participants will learn about the production process, as well as print collecting-both then and now. This event is free and open to the public.

This lecture is in conjunction with current exhibit “Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Eras (1603-1912)” at the Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level.

Thursday, October 4, 4 pm
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Wofford College, Spartanburg
Building 15 on Campus Map.

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