Hagiwara Hideo (1913–2007) Stone Flower: White, Yellow

image size: 35 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. (89.5 x 59.1 cm)
sheet size: 39 x 26 1/4 in. (99 x 66.7 cm)
萩原英雄 石の花 (白黄)

Hagiwara Hideo (1913-2007)

Stone Flower: White, Yellow


Color woodblock print with mica on paper, printed on both sides 
Lent by Irwin Lavenberg, L2017.103.4

The fifteen prints in this series won multiple awards at prestigious international print fairs in the 1960s, placing Hagiwara at the forefront of modern Japanese printmaking. Using his two-sided printing technique, as described in the label for Autumn Color, he created an almost ethereal surface on which to print these translucent petals lying on soft stone.  

Three Masters of Abstraction Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi and Takahashi Rikio