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Thursday, May 17, 2012

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"Images Shout: The Power of Creative Woodcut Prints"

Fuchu Art Museum


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

The Fuchu Art Museum's last two exhibitions highlighting the art of woodblock prints focused on those of a delicate, sensitive nature. This time, however, it invites visitors to look at prints from a different perspective and to appreciate their versatility in subject and expression. Divided into five different groups according to topic, one of the highlights of this show is comic humor. Artists often took advantage of the limitations of working with woodblocks, such as difficulty in being precise or realistic, to create more amusing depictions. To allow visitors to see how this is done up-close, all works will be displayed without frames; May 19 till July 1.

Fuchu Art Museum; (042) 336-3371; 1-3, Sengen-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo; Higashi-Fuchu Station, Keio Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥400. Closed Mon. www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/art.

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"Kakehi" (1960) by Hide Kawanishi



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