The Kamakura Print Collection, Photogravure Etchings by Peter Miller


Every nation keeps its own version of the pastoral close to its heart, even as its people continue to crowd into cities. French painters depicted an Arcadia based on classical models, and English landscape designers set about re-building it. Gertrude Jekyll created the Victorian English country garden, and even placed one in France, near Dieppe, Bois de Moutiers. Monet built his own floral dreamscape at Giverny and painted endless variations on it. In Italy, an Umbrian hill town looking out on olive groves symbolizes another pastoral ideal. The Japanese cherry-blossom reverie celebrates the rural virtues of harmony, peace, plenty, and renewal. Japan issued a new series of Furusato postage stamps in 2008, celebrating its rural hometowns. In Nepal, cascading waves of grain in terraced fields mark the landscape where a water buffalo stares at passersby as if they are long-lost relatives.

Second Spring

278. Second Spring  35 x 26 cm (14 x 10" ) photogravure etching, Black etching ink on Kyokushi washi (2011) cherry blossoms at Yoshino-san

Interlude ・ 休憩

289. Interlude ・ 休憩, 26 x 19 cm (10 x 8" ) photogravure etching, Black etching ink on Fabriano Tiepolo paper (2012) Tofukuji, Kyoto

Morning Glory

248. Morning Glory ・ 朝霧 , 15 x 14 cm (6 x 6" ) photogravure etching, Black etching ink on Fabriano Tiepolo paper (2008) terraced rice-field, Nepal

 

Grainwaves

236. Grainwaves. 26 x 20 cm (10 x 8" ) photogravure etching, warm black etching ink on Fabriano Tiepolo paper (2007) a cascade of terraced fields, Nepal

First Blush

142. First Blush, 19 x 25 cm (8 x 10" ) photogravure etching, Laque de Garance and black etching inks viscosity-printed on Fabriano paper (2001)

Carried Away

184. Carried Away. 13 x 17 cm (5 x 7" ) photogravure etching, Cool black etching ink on Rives BFK paper (2004) cherry blossoms at Yoshino-san, Japan

 

Looking Up

180. Looking Up 兼六園, 25 x 19 cm (10 x 8") photogravure etching, Cool black etching ink on Fabriano paper (2004) cherry blossoms in Kenroku-Koen, Kanazawa, Japan

Aglow

239. Aglow. 13 x 10 cm (5 x 4") photogravure etching, black etching ink on Fabriano Tiepolo paper (2008); radiant white mountain-azaleas, Tanzawa, Japan

Vintage ・ 葡萄園

262. Vintage ・ 葡萄園, 24 x 14 cm (10 x 6") photogravure etching, Carbon Black etching ink on Fabriano Tiepolo paper (2009) Port wine vineyards, Douro Valley, Portugal

 

Les Andelys

140. Les Andelys. 25 x 18 cm (10 x 7") photogravure etching, Cool black & violet etching inks on Ganpi collé d to Lana Gravure paper (2000) birthplace of French painter Poussin, whose landscapes provided the model for English country gardens

Artichokes

146. Artichokes. 20 x 14 cm (8 x 6") photogravure etching, Warm black & violet etching inks on Lana Gravure paper (2001) found in the market of Montreuil, chacun à son gô ut

Giverny

148. Giverny, 24 x 18 cm (10 x 7") photogravure etching, Cool black etching ink on Magnani paper (2001); the Monet water garden.

 

Bois de Moutiers

141. Bois de Moutiers. 25 x 19 cm (10 x 7") photogravure etching, cool black etching ink on Lana Gravure paper (2001); the only Jekyll-Lutens garden in France

Here's Lookin' at You

234. Here's Lookin' at You, 水牛, 16 x 13 cm (6 x 5") photogravure etching, Burnt umber & warm sepia etching inks on Lana Gravure paper (2007); water buffalo, Nepal

Welcome Back

158. Welcome Back・ お帰り。 26 x 21 cm (10 x 8") photogravure etching, warm black etching ink on Ganpi tan paper (2002); the Japanese pastoral ideal, rice fields lined with persimmon trees

 

Oze Summer ・ 夏の尾瀬

119. Oze Summer 夏の尾瀬。 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10" ) photogravure etching, Carbon Black etching ink on Fabriano Tiepolo paper (1998) watasuge flowers in Ozegahara

Spello

175. Spello スペッロ, 18 x 26 cm (7 x 10" ) photogravure etching, Burnt umber etching ink on Ganpi collé d to Rives BFK paper (2003) olive groves visible from Spello, a town in Umbria, Italy near Mt Subasio and Assisi


Series: Temples・寺Dreamscapes・夢;  Seascapes・海Furusato ・ ふるさと;  Pathways・道Mongolia・モンゴルActs & Scenes・町Unseen ・ 見残す


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