March 24, 2017

Block Printmaker Brown

        This little wood block print is one of the pieces in my own collection.  I bought it from a small gallery in New Hampshire about twenty years ago and really love its quiet simplicity.  The artist, Matt Brown, works primarily in the Japanese hanga method making multi-block color wood block prints, so this black and white piece is fairly unusual for him.  Just a lucky break for me that he decided to make something so perfect for my taste!
        Of course, his color wood block prints are lovely, too, mostly landscapes of mountains and ocean.  Here’s one of my favorites, with lots of monochromatic, low-contrast colors.  If you’re going to go with color, may as well make it something that black and white can’t do!

        And here’s the digest of other B printmakers I’ve featured:
[Pictures: House @Isleford, woodblock print by Matt Brown, before 1996;
Moon over Mt. Desert Island, 2nd State, color woodblock print by Brown (Image from Matt Brown Woodblock Prints).]

A-Z Challenge, all posts for the letter B


Pax said...

I like both the prints you've chosen from Matt Brown. But my favorite in the list is Byron Birdsell, whose work we stumbled across in Kampala and then much later in Anchorage. He just died this past December.

Ann Bennett said...

I hope this comment does not happen twice. The prints are lovely. Lots of work go into these beauties.
Hey, It's Ann visiting from A to Z So Much to Choose From and
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Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar said...

I'm not really an art enthusiast. But the monochromatic painting of the sea is certainly riveting.

Cynthia at Dapjeongneo and Deppenfahrerbeaugung: Exotic Words with no English Equivalent

Anne E.G. Nydam said...

This blog isn't just about art - it also has a feature on words, which might be right up your alley! Check out the label "words" in the list in the sidebar to the right.