Artist: Okamoto Ryusei
Title: Mid Summer - First Love No. 28-B
Details & Prices: Okamoto Ryusei: Mid Summer - First Love No. 28-B - Artelino
From the series "First Love", No.28 - B. "Koi Somerukoro; Manatsu" ("The Mid Summer"). Ryusei often recited the famous poem about the first love by the poet Shimazaki Toson while he carved the wood blocks for 8 years to finish the series, "First Love". In this series, he tried to create the neat and clean image of his ideal beauties. He also tried to resurrect the thin flowing lines of the ukiyo-e tradition. Ryusei has been working diligently for the art of carving wood blocks for decades. He produces only about 6 major works per year.