Apr 3, 2008

Iris #118

Iris #118


Katzutoshi Sugiura

(Japanese, 1938-)

Color screenprint

Support: Wove paper

Sheet: 53.9 x 38 cm (21 1/4 x 14 15/16 in.); Image: 40.4 x 28.5 cm (15 7/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Gift of Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt 2000.178

Edition: 50

Impression: 43



Iris #118 recalls early Japanese folding screens in the way the beautiful flowers are painted on a gold background for a rich, decorative effect. Here, as with screens, squares of gold leaf were applied onto handmade Japanese paper. The artist then screenprinted the floral design and softened the glittering effect of the gold leaf by covering it with a pale wash.

See also
PR - Screenprint
Type of artwork: 

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