Item #988 Katalog vystavki: tsvetnaia ksilografiia, ee priemy i vozmozhnosti [Color Woodcut, Its Techniques and Possibilities: Exhibition Catalog]. A. A. Sidorov, introduction.
Katalog vystavki: tsvetnaia ksilografiia, ee priemy i vozmozhnosti [Color Woodcut, Its Techniques and Possibilities: Exhibition Catalog]
Katalog vystavki: tsvetnaia ksilografiia, ee priemy i vozmozhnosti [Color Woodcut, Its Techniques and Possibilities: Exhibition Catalog]
Katalog vystavki: tsvetnaia ksilografiia, ee priemy i vozmozhnosti [Color Woodcut, Its Techniques and Possibilities: Exhibition Catalog]
Katalog vystavki: tsvetnaia ksilografiia, ee priemy i vozmozhnosti [Color Woodcut, Its Techniques and Possibilities: Exhibition Catalog]

Katalog vystavki: tsvetnaia ksilografiia, ee priemy i vozmozhnosti [Color Woodcut, Its Techniques and Possibilities: Exhibition Catalog]

Moscow: Gos. Muzei Iziashchnykh Iskusstv, 1929. Item #988

39 pages: 1 illustration; 18 cm. Text in Russian. One of 1000 copies. A good copy with light wear to the cover. As of May 2024, OCLC has located three other copies in the United States: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Library, and Harvard University.

Based on the introduction, this catalog details an exhibition of color woodcut and linoleum prints, curated by the Moscow engraving studio at the State Museum of Fine Arts on September 22, 1929. Featuring 114 works by 30 artists, the exhibition showcased various facets of color woodcut, from wood processing and color selection to stylistic experiments and formal techniques. Organized with a "technological" emphasis, it brought together engravings spanning diverse eras and regions, highlighting their shared artistic production potential. The exhibition aimed to inspire artists and representatives from publishing, printing, and media, encouraging them to apply historical and international techniques to contemporary production. The focus on color woodcut reflects the technique's unique ability to convey vibrant, decorative imagery with compelling propagandistic power. Influenced by European, Japanese, and traditional Russian folk art, the exhibition captured a convergence of styles, drawing from historical lubok prints, folk carvings, and other culturally rich traditions.

Price: $300.00