Woodcut

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Woodcut

A block of wood with a letter or image cut into it. Woodcuts were used as an early way to print materials in large quantities. They developed in Asia.
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Have students try and count the number of blocks used in this (and other) wood-block prints.
The retrospective includes 26 selections from Hirschl's work from 1945 to 1998, including wood-block prints, pastels on paper, ink drawings on paper and lithographs.
One of the finest artists who made these things was Toyokuni and his work appearsin The Floating World of Ukiyo-E (Abrams: pounds 34) and if you have any Christmas book tokens as yet unredeemed, I suggest you treat yourself to this splendid book which shows some marvellous pictures of the actors along with wood-block prints depicting courtesans, sports and past times and the landscapes of Edo, all part of a long--vanished Japan.