Notes from the Director of The Metro Show

Cross Cultural Pollination

Caroline Kerrigan Lerch - Sunday, December 04, 2011

A collection of rarely-seen turn-of-the-century hand-printed woodblock prints by Japanese artist Korin Furuya (1875-1910) will be on view at Yukiko Koide Presents (booth 202). These beautiful prints reflect the Art Nouveau era’s idealized concept of harmony with the natural environment – in particular the more still examples with abstracted plant forms. 

Other prints are more dynamic  - with jutting lines and bold colors, more akin to the upcoming dynamism of the Italian Futurists. 

Korin was an artist whose work explored East-West connections and the relationship between old/new, local/global.

I am looking forward to seeing the original prints in person - they are rarely shown.

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