Featured Japanese Woodblock Cut-Outs?

Discussion in 'Art' started by cxgirl, May 13, 2018.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    2 framed pictures, each one is 14" x 18". To me it looks like the pieces have been cut-out and then glued/attached somehow in place. Is there a name for this process? I'll put the 2nd one in the next post
    Any information appreciated
    thanks for looking
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  2. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

  3. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Paper cutting is an ancient japanese art. Typically, they are intricate cut outs placed against a background for contrast. I have seen pictures such as yours created from cut paper but a bit different. Wonder if your could be by or inspired by Masayuki Miyata, who did similar work.
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Japanese papercutting is called Kirie, but as far as I know it is one colour paper against a background of another colour, much like old-fashioned silhouettes. I don't know if this would be Kirie or something else.
    Here is some amazing Kirie art:
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  5. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Thank-you Brad and AJ for your replies:)
    I'll do some digging and see what I can find!
    Wow, thank-you for those example AJ, they truly are amazing! What a steady hand you would need to create them.
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