Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Many Of Us Will Have Seen

Japanese prints in the style of Ukiyo-e, 

 a genre of Japanese art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries, its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna the term ukiyo-e (浮世絵) translates as "picture[s] of the floating world" and of course some artists have used the theme for their art work, from Star Wars,

 well here comes a new take on them, Edo Ball

 a series of artworks by Australia-based art director Andrew Archer and “inspired by basketball, Japan, NBA and culture.”

 the series began in 2013 and its genesis, as art projects usually are, came from the artists genuine passion for basketball, ukiyo-e, and Japanese culture, the original series, aptly titled “Season 1” included 12 artworks released in 2016, now on “Season 2,” 

 Archer has just recently released 10 new artworks, each artwork has a story behind it; one that is either based on Japanese mythology, history, NBA players themselves or a combination of all of the above, prints are available in Archer’s online shop for $42 each, and no I am not on commission, I just thought it was a neat play on an art medium.

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