Bristol Museum Masters of Japanese Prints

20 February 2019

The Bristol museum & art gallery is currently showcasing an exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints; Split across three exhibits, Hokusai and Hiroshige landscapes, nature and seasons and the current show, life in the city.

Included in the display is a set of prints showing the process of colour printing by Tōshῡsai Sharaku. An amazing insight into the skill and time taken to produce these intricate artworks.

Japanese art and design continues to be a relevant source of inspiration for us, one we use for colour ideas. One of our favourite books at the moment is, A Dictionary of Colour Combinations by Sanzo Wada. Sanzo was a Japanese artist and kimono desginer laying the foundations of colour theory within the 1930s.