My work so far on Japonisme has already started to influence my creative work. In Body of Work I have been studying Cyanotype images and have looked at the similarities these have with Japanese Aizuri-e. The following image is a Japanese Azuri print by an unknown Shin-Hanga artist.
Chrysanthemum Tanzaku print, Unknown Shin-hanga artist, woodblock print, 23.5x6cm
I then produced my own Cyanotype in response to this study.
Further details and images can be found on my Body of Work Learning Log article on Anna Atkins. This can be found at https://lightwriting.org/BW/?p=78
I have also looked at Japanese Surimono, where text and images are combined into a single print.
This is an example of a Japanese Surimono print
Surimono with butterflies, by Kubo Shunman (1757-1820), 18.4x20.3cm, Musee Georges Labit, Toulouse
I have experimented with producing my own text/image as a result of this study.
The text on the images are ‘found’ poems in Japanese Kyoka style with a line sequence of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables.
Further details and images can be found on my Body of Work Learning Log article on Surimono. This can be found at https://lightwriting.org/BW/?p=136
As I progress with the course, I will be studying composition in Japanese art and I envisage that this will also influence my own work.