I went all the way back to January of last year to find my monochrome photo for this month’s theme of Curves. We spent a few hours during our trip to Hawaii that month visiting the Honolulu Museum of Art where we saw a lot of Japanese woodblock prints, some of them old 19th century classics and some more modern like this one produced in 1964 by Sekino Junichiro.
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See here for more information and photos of the woodblock prints we saw that day — including the original color version of Junichiro’s print. See here for more detailed information on how woodblock prints are made. And see here, here and here for more works of art that we saw that day at the Honolulu Museum of Art. I also devoted a posting which you can find here to the story of Anna Rice Cooke and the founding of the Museum along with her relationship with the British artist Charles Bartlett.
And don’t forget to drop by Leanne’s website this week to see the monochrome curves that inspired other photographers who participated in this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.