Shin hanga

DEFINITION

A Japanese word meaning 'new prints' in English, it refers to a Japanese art movement that was strong between 1915 and 1962 but has lost strength because of sophistication within the international art market. Shin Hanga was a bringing back of the prevalent 17th to 19th century Japanese collaborative method of creating prints so that they were affordable for many people. Market driven, especially by the United States, 20th century proponents rebelled against the dominant method of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which involved expensive prints made by artists as sole creators. Shin Hanga artists and promoters reinstated the traditional "ukiyo-e" process of mass production with multiple creative hands. However, Shin Hanga prints were not popular in Japan and have come to be regarded as having less value than ???sosaku hanga???, solo artist created prints. Japanese ???shin hanga??? artists included Hashiguchi Goyo, Kawase Hasui, Ota Masamitsu and Yoshida Hiroshi. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_hanga

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