Japanese prints in the life room

This week we began the class, working from the model in movement again, with some one minute poses. This was followed by a long pose, inspired by the work of Japanese woodblock print artists, such as Hokusai and Hiroshige. These works were very inspirational to 19th European century artists and many of the impressionists collected them. The artists' connection to and work from nature played a key role in the design of the images, with story being woven into the landscapes. There was often a spiritual aspect to the work, with important elements made larger then life and an intuitive sense perspective