Saturday, July 17, 2010

Set yourself apart... with ART

SOLD - Oil Painting signed by Giancarlo - $225
SOLD - Momigami Print by Sadao Watanabe - $200Print by Japanese printmaker Sadao Watanabe (1913–1996). Watanabe was world famous for rendering biblical subject matter in the mingei (Japanese folk art) approach. Watanabe used momigami (kneaded paper) which he squeezed and wrinkled by hand to give a rough quality to the prints. He used the katazome method – mixing traditional organic and mineral pigments in a medium of soybean milk. The protein in the milk bound the colors to the paper’s surface. The use of natural materials is one of the characteristics of mingei (folk art).