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Artwork by Tadashi Nakayama

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About the Artist

(Born 1926, Japanese) "Woodblock prints and lithographs of Nakayama's early period show an interest in birds and beasts. . . These prints were often interwoven with curving, ribbon-like forms that moved around the subject and into the background like flames. They gave the prints an unfathomable quality abstracted from reality. This treatment seemed to entangle the subject in violent action . . In general his colors were dark, bringing out discreet bits of metallics underneath.

More recently Nakayama's palette is sunny in tone and his subjects are show in almost static relationships.  . . A Tadashi Nakayama print can be likened to a gorgeous Oriental brocage in its infinite detail, weath of colors and formalized patterns woven skillfully on a metallic ground."  take from Who's Who in Modern Japanes Prints by Frances Blakemore