Posted by Gordon Friese (126.96.36.199) on February 09, 2012 at 02:24:52:
In Reply to: Re: Utamaro prints- one design two s posted by Hans Olof Johansson on February 08, 2012 at 23:25:46:
Dear Mr. Johansson!
Your collage is very interesting. I think, they give their best to made a good copy. But the best is not good enough. Eventually, it is a work from more than one carver?
When I searched in the past for recut woodblock prints, I found many good copys. But all have little different parts, somewhere. This is the human factor. Only you must find them. The creator of the copy is not free in his work. It is difficult to carve line after line after line. It can't be perfect.
By the left sheet, I suspect, the original was trimmed on its left side. In that case the tree and the spit of land are cutted after free imagination.
I have great respect for the work of the copyists. But I guess the creative spirit of the original creator.
Gordon Friese, Germany
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