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Kimono - Kintaro (Diptych) - Katsunori Hamanishi

Kimono - Kintaro (Diptych) - Katsunori Hamanishi

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82 x 113cm


Kintaro (translated as “Golden Boy”) is a boy in Japanese folklore known for his strength and friendship with animals. His image has appeared throughout the centuries in all forms of art from ukiyo-e to manga. Here the artist utilises Kintaro’s image riding on a carp - a symbol of luck and fortune - as a motif on a hanging kimono. The kimono in the back is detailed with images of traditional children’s toys. The colours in the kimonos and the red hanging strings contrast beautifully with the velvety black background of the mezzotint technique.

Katsunori Hamanishi (b. 1949) is an esteemed Mezzotint printmaker, who has taken the technique to a new standard. Over the years he has developed ways of incorporating colour and gold and silver leaf into his prints, which gives them added impact. He was born in Hokkaido, the most northerly island of Japan, and now lives in Kanagawa Prefecture.

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