Tanigami Konan (1879 - 1928)
Woodblock of Pansy by Tanigami Konan from the series, Seiyo Soka Zofu, or a Pictorial Book of Western Flowers.
The woodblock process requires a separate block for virtually every colour. A simple subject by Japanese standards would usually use up to nine different blocks. A key block would be cut first, giving the outlines of the image drawn by the artist.
Tanigami Konan (1879-1928)
Tanigami Konan was born 1879 in Hyogo prefecture and is best known for his beautiful wood block prints of birds and flowers. He was the first Japanese born artist to paint Western flowers in the series. Seiyo Soka Zofu, (A Picture Album of Western Plants and Flowers).
The series depicts flowers in full bloom .
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