Spring is in the air

It may not feel like that in some places around the Northern Hemisphere, but spring is upon us.  While the official date is March 21, it often takes awhile see the signs of winter's last days finally disappearing.  Here in Chicago, on a walk I took recently, one yard had hundreds of purple crocuses peeking out of the ground! Hang in there Northerners!  Summer's coming.  And in the meantime, enjoy a few images of the best of spring.
Robert Bonfils - La Madeleine Paris - Vues de Paris - art deco color woodcut - detail

La Madeleine - Paris


Color woodcut on wove paper, 1920.Reference: BN-IFF 32.Plate 14 from the series of 16 woodcuts, titled Vues de Paris, published by L. Rouart.Editio...

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Margaret Patterson - Heartsease - arts and crafts color woodcut - detail



Color woodcut on Japan paper. Possible edition of 100. Trimmed by the artist, to the image on three sides, and just below the pencil notations at t...

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Chrysanthemums and Stream

Chrysanthemums and Stream


  Original gouache painting on thin laid paper. Sample design for luxurious kimonos created for Kyoto high society. Painted to the sheet’s edges.