Sep 30, 2023
A few years ago, I was recommended a book called Evolving
Techniques in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Written by Gaston
Petit, it was a new book for me. Going through it, I realized how
forward-thinking it was; even though it had been published in 1977,
its instruction is still relevant today. It was fascinating how it
approached woodblock printmaking, taking it into the
On this episode of the Unfinished Print, I speak with
printmaker and author of Evolving Techniques In Japanese
Woodblock Prints, Gaston Petit. We discuss how he got to write
the book, interviewing some exceptional printmakers of the time,
and Gaston speaks on his mokuhanga, lithography, tools, history,
pigments, and teaching.
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Gaston Petit - website
The Family Portrait (1971)
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