We're thisclose to the official start of summer, which means tantalizing beach trips are front-of-mind. Close your eyes and it's *almost* like being there, lounging in the warmth of the sun, and listening to the crash of the waves. Wanna be there with open eyes? We've got just the thing: Hatō zu 3, our newest edition by Uehara Konen, who took refuge in the sea's siren call centuries ago from Japan's Pacific shores.
In the Meiji period in Japan, the country had opened its borders to American and European traders. Included in this group were artists interested in learning the great tradition of Japanese woodblock printing, bringing with them Western artistic ideas. These influences can be seen in Uehara Konen's pieces in the deep blue impressionistic lines that make his waves move and roll.
Hatō zu 3 completes the triptych—the final mood Uehara Konen wanted to convey in his seascapes. What do we find when we look deeply into the waves? The turmoil of shifting times? Or the deep calm that comes with something as unchanging as the sea?
- from "Sea Fever" by John Masefield
So come sit by us, close your eyes, and listen to the sounds of the shore. With Hato zu 1, Hato zu 2, and Hato zu 3, we've got lots of waves for you to catch.
With art for everyone,