Yozo Hamaguchi: Master of the Mezzotint

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Jan 19 2018 - Mar 18 2018

The beguiling elegance of technique and simplicity of subject matter are hallmarks of Yozo Hamaguchi's mezzotints; a laborious process that he is credited with helping to revive as a modern 20th-century expressive medium. Although mezzotint printing was developed in the mid-17th century it fell out of favor as an art technique in the early 18th-century with the rise of photography and the commercial publishing industry. Hamaguchi's prints reveal a perfect harmony between Zen-like ascetic qualities and simplicity of his subject matter contrasted by the complexity of the mezzotint technique resulting in a delicate synthesis of Japanese and Western art.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • Asian
  • Japanese
  • Yozo Hamaguchi

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