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segunda-feira, 9 de novembro de 2015

Victoria and Albert Museum. The world's leading museum of art and design. Japanese Art & Design - Line

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Japanese Art & Design

Line is used to make all-over decorative pattern and for borders. Objects display a striking variety of patterns made up of straight lines used as: straight lines of different thicknesses; straight lines separated by gaps of varying width; horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines crossing; straight lines crossing to make rectangles; straight lines crossing to make zigzags. A thick outline is often combined with thinner internal lines when depicting people in prints, and flower motifs on objects. This separates the subject from the background and gives solidity and definition to the shape.

Book of illustrated prints, Japan

Book of illustrated prints
Designs by Korin
Copy by Hoitsu

Pages from an illustrated book of Japanese prints; with a print on each page; left - a seascape with a raging sea, and a rocky cliff, with a small rocky island which has a knarled tree growing on it, signature on the left. Right is another seacape with a stormy sea with cliffs.

V&A South Kensington. Cromwell Road. London SW7 2RL

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