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Egret In The Rain by Ohara Koson
Egret In The Rain by Ohara Koson

Egret In The Rain, 1936

Ohara Koson

This endearing shorebird, standing on one leg in the rain, is depicted in a woodblock print. You can easily see the textured cuts with which the carver defined the egret’s feathers and other details. To make a woodblock print like this one, the artist designs the image on paper and transfers the design to a wooden block. The carver then cuts to create the image in negative, with the areas to be colored raised in relief. The block is inked, and the inked design is then transferred to paper and reproduced.

Credit
Rijksmuseum
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