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Numero (Issue #104)
Editorial: En Revanche
Photographers: Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello
Image credit: tfs

I absolutely adore this editorial in Numero magazine. I’ve always loved the art of Japanese prints and I think that this editorial takes a lot of inspiration from it. If not, that’s still my interpretation of it anyway. For those who may not know alot about Japanese art (heck, I only know the bare basics), the most popular form of Japanese woodblock printing was ukiyo-e (which translates into “pictures of the floating world”). Ukiyo-e rose to popularity during the Edo period and prints often depicted motifs of landscapes, tales from history and theatre. (Thanks Wikipedia). The most recognisable Japanese woodblock print has to be Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanawaga, which has also become quite the pop culture reference:



Prints by Kitagawa Utamaro (left) and Suzuki Harunobu (right)

Image credit: wikipedia and google

1 Comment

  1. Boubou June 4, 2009

    aww love this painter ! 🙂
    Boubou xx

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