Gyotakus and other paintings
Gyotakus et autres peintures
FORMAT: 160 x 240
ILLUSTRATIONS: approx. 50
BINDING: Softcover with flaps
PRICE: 17 €
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PUBLICATION DATE: July 2018
PUBLISHER: Editions Locus Solus
Traditionally used by Japanese fishermen to record a fine catch, Gyotaku is a printmaking technique that involves reproducing objects and it still allows experts today to identify and evaluate swordsmiths’ signatures
on old weapons.
In this beautiful book, the artist J.P. Guilleron unveils his paintings – prints of fish, crustaceans and seashore birds, enhanced with beautiful colours, inspired by gyotakus and faithful to the Japanese tradition.
Some sixty works have been chosen here, preceded by a review of the gyotaku technique, an account of J.-P. Guilleron’s travels and visits to masters in Japan as well as photographs showing the stages of creating gyotaku prints, and more.
Watercolorist and calligrapher, Jean-Pierre Guilleron has had a lasting fascination for the Far East and when he discovered Japanese gyotaku, it was a revelation. He has become a recognized specialist, exhibiting in leading galleries and decorating prominent buildings.
Key Sales Points
– The artist takes his inspiration from both impressionism and gyotaku – the traditional Japanese art form.
– His canvases have been chosen to decorate the restaurants of the famous starred chef Ducasse and its motifs have even been used on the china at the wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco.