“Winter in Aizu (13)”


A museum-quality fine art giclée print of this stunning, atmospheric work by Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saitō.

“Winter in Aizu (13)”. Kiyoshi Saitō. 1969.

This stunning Duille fine art print features no 13 in Kiyoshi Saitō’s ‘Winter in Aizu‘ series.

Beginning in 1938 Saitō produced a series of woodblock prints depicting winter scenes in his home region of Aizu in the Fukushima prefecture in the north of Japan. His earlier works show an attention to realism and three-dimensionality. In his later career his style developed and his prints took on a flatter two-dimensional quality with graphic designs that are richly coloured and textured. Scholars have described these later works as blending traditional Japanese techniques with influences from the west. Self-taught as a printmaker Saitō was strongly influenced by the work of Edvard Munch and Piet Mondrian.

About the work
The original woodblock for this work, like many of Saitō’s prints masterfully incorporates grain patterns into the composition.

Three animated figures as if in conversation make their way through a snow covered townscape. Thick blankets of snow on the ground and house roofs contrast with the black sinuous outlines of the bare trees which frame the scene. Glistening icicles hang from the eves. This dynamic composition draws us in and the pillow – like forms of the buildings give a vivid feeling of what is like to walk through a snowy Japanese town, sounds deadened and the crunch of fresh snow underfoot. The work is richly textured and the printing technique gives a frosted appearance which intensifies the wintry feel.

This is a museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years.

Special features
This print is a museum / archival quality giclée print on heavyweight Somerset Enhanced Radiant White Velvet 255gsm paper reproducing the original work.

Available unframed in a choice of two sizes
This fine art print can be supplied on an A4 sheet –
Overall size: 210 x 297mm
Size of printed image: 190 x 260mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 10mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 18.5mm

or an A3 sheet –
Overall size: 297 x 420mm
Size of printed image: 270 x 367mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 13.5mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 26.5mm

Packed for protection with fast dispatch
Your unframed print will be sent wrapped in acid-free tissue and protectively packed.

All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.

Print size

A3 print, A4 print

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