Gifts of Art presents Mokuhanga: Landscape Woodblock Prints
Mary Brodbeck studied Japanese woodblock printmaking (mokuhanga) in Tokyo with Yoshisuke Funasaka. Her landscape prints – made from impressions on paper from carved and inked woodblocks – have received critical acclaim in both Japan and the US; the Autumn, Sleeping Bear Dunes series is in the permanent collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Brodbeck applies principles of Japanese aesthetics, including subtlety, austerity and naturalness, to her art practice in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Many people have felt a strong sense of place in her work. Still more connect with the sense of calm, contemplation and deep reflection that place can evoke.
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