Fish and Flower and Female Buddha (Sakana, Hana to Butsujo)

1957
(Japanese, 1903–1975)
Image: 31.8 x 22.1 cm (12 1/2 x 8 11/16 in.); Sheet: 45 x 33.6 cm (17 11/16 x 13 1/4 in.)
© The Estate of Shiko Munakata, Reproduced by permission
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Location: not on view

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Munakata did not make detailed designs for his prints, preferring instead to develop the composition on the block itself, aided by a rough sketch (see drawing for Fish and Flower and Female Buddha [1959.9]). He identified with the woodblock itself and said, "If there is anything here [in my print] that is inferior to an uncarved block, then I have not created my print. I have lost to the board." Fish and Flower and Female Buddha was commissioned by the Print Club of Cleveland as its 1959 presentation print.
Fish and Flower and Female Buddha (Sakana, Hana to Butsujo)

Fish and Flower and Female Buddha (Sakana, Hana to Butsujo)

1957

Munakata Shikō

(Japanese, 1903–1975)
Japan, 20th century

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