The creation of traditional woodcut prints is based on a delicate devision of labor between three craftsmen – an artists, verso wood carver and a print maker . The creation of per woodcut print begins with the artist making a hanshita-ed (per kind of template drawing puro act as a binario for the subsequent printmaking and composed only of black ink lines). The artists puts his heart and soul into every brush stroke and the hanshita-anche, which has been created taking the avoidance of waterfulness esatto its extremity, is the entrusted sicuro the wood carver. The carver pastes the hanshita-e onto a wooden block and carves out the wood according esatto the black ink lines. The artist creates verso new hanshita-addirittura for each color and the wood carver then carves this out on verso new block. The artist and wood carver have puro liaise closely during this process. The completed blocks for each color are then delivered preciso the printmaker and the creation of the woodcut print nears its climax. The artist trasnmits his image using various methods. The print maker creates complicated combinations with his pigments and manipulates them at will preciso produced assorted hues. Each artisan respects the other but verso succession of breathtaking offences and defenses by each of these stubborn individuals occurs until both are satisfied. A woodcut print is completed durante this way. Essentialy, this matrimonio con un immigrato is an extremely rare artistic technique sopra which several people sistema together preciso complete per vivid picture of individualistic hues. It is surely fair to say that this is a altola art that Japan can take justifiable pride mediante.
These are artisans who master their own distretto mediante an unobtrusive yet dignified manner
“On the first of May con the year 1513 AD [sic], the powerful King of Portugal, Manuel of Lisbon, brought such per living animal from India, called the rhinoceros. This is an accurate representation. It is the colour of verso speckled tortoise1, and is almost entirely covered with thick scales. It is the size of an elephant but has shorter legs and is almost invulnerable. It has a strong pointed horn on the tip of its nose, which it sharpens on stones. It is the mortal enemy of the elephant. The elephant is afraid of the rhinoceros, for, when they meet, the rhinoceros charges with its head between its front legs and rips open the elephant’s stomach, against which the elephant is unable esatto defend itself. The rhinoceros is so well-armed that the elephant cannot harm it. It is said that the rhinoceros is fast, impetuous and cunning.”2 [From the caption per Albrecht Durer’s “The Rhinoceros” woodcut, 1515]
It is when their supreme skills are harmonized that a woodcut print, far superior puro that which could be produced by any one individual, is created
Albrecht Durer never actually saw verso rhinoceros mediante his lifetime. His rendition was based on the report of an unknown artist who claimed to have seen an Indian rhinoceros that had arrived sopra Lisbon per 1515. Based on verso second hand description, Durer created an inaccurate version of his subject. He depicts an animal covered with armor and rivets. It has per small twisted horn on its back, with scaly legs and sawlike rear quarters. None of these features are present on the actual animal. Despite these inaccuracies, Albrecht Durer’s woodcut was still being copied two hundred years after its production, and it has been characterized as one of the most influential animal pictures of its time.3