I imagine that most folks are well acquainted with the iconic series of Japanese woodblock prints titled Thirty -Six Views of Mount Fuji. Even those who are unfamiliar with the work of Katsushika Hokusai who was a 19th century Japanese ukiyo-e painter and printmaker know the iconic print of The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
Two centuries after Hokusai, his sublime prints continue to inspire. London-based artist Edward Luper grew up looking at one of his city’s landmarks: the BT Tower and his life-long love for Japanese woodblock prints eventually led him to create an homage to the master of the art form with his own series 36 Views of BT Tower.
Luper’s prints capture London’s BT Tower from various vantage points and throughout different weather patterns and seasons. And while these types of projects are often cartoony and derivative, Luper has transcended with his detailed and atmospheric work. I loved each of the thirty-six views.
Luper’s prints are available for purchase through the curated art platform Your Art Home where you can see the entire series.
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traditional woodblock prints