[Go Back]  [New Search]    Details for Binnie Paul (1967- ) "Summer- Natsu"         

Summer- Natsu

Summer- Natsu
by Binnie Paul (1967- )

Original caretaker of this artwork: Ukiyo-e Gallery

The artworks displayed on JAODB are not for sale.

Artist: Binnie Paul (1967- )
Title: Summer- Natsu
Series: Four Seasons
Date 1st edition?2003
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 38411
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Saturday, 17 September 2005

Artist Paul Binnie (1967-present)
Title "Summer" ("Natsu")
Date August 2003, Very Limited Edition #28/50, pencil-signed (#23/50; #24/50).
Series "Four Seasons"
(A 4-Print Beauty Series--Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring)
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer (Paul Binnie)
Image Size Large 13 x 19
(nearly "double-oban" size).
Impression Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; "burnished" highlights to black hair; gold, silver, and copper mica highlights; and baren "sujizuri" (circular tracings) to upper background.
Condition Pristine.
Reference/Illus See our recent article on "Four Seasons" Beauty Series-- by Paul Binnie to learn about the release of this new 4-print series.
Comments An EXCLUSIVE Ukiyoe-Gallery offering: Paul's first design of a very limited 4-print "bijin-ga" series featuring a Japanese beauty named Akiko.
See our related Article #23 "The Making of a Print--Paul Binnie's 'Red Fuji'" to learn about Paul Binnie's works. Also, see John Fiorillo's webpage on "Paul Binnie" to learn more about this talented Japanese-trained woodblock artist/printmaker.

Artist Bio: Paul Binnie was born at Airthrey Castle, Scotland in 1967 and lived in Alloa, Central Scotland until 1985. He then attended Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, taking his MA (Fine Art) in 1990. From then until the spring of 1993 he lived in Paris where he worked mostly in oils and watercolours, painting figure subjects and occasional landscapes. He began to collect Japanese Woodblock Prints in the late 1980s on a summer trip to Paris, and his extended stay in France allowed him to expand his collection and his knowledge of the subject. It was this interest in Japanese Prints along with a desire to understand the methods of their production that prompted him to move in March 1993 to Tokyo. He there sought training in the techniques of block print-making. Unable to enter the Yoshida studio, his first choice for training, due to the illness of Yoshida Toshi, he was advised to contact Seki Kenji. Kenji had been the head printer at Doi-Hangaten and Binnie worked with him for several years developing his own block printing style.

The artworks displayed on JAODB are not for sale.

JAODBContact MeOhmi Gallery HomeMy Personal CollectionResearch ArticlesKoitsu.com


Site copyright: Dr Ross F. Walker. Copyright of the displayed artwork: the original owner. The information contained on this website is provided as an educational resource to scholars and collectors of Japanese art. JAODB would like to thank the caretakers of these art items for their contribution to this database. The items displayed here are not being offered for sale. Unless otherwise indicated the displayed item is not in the ownership of JAODB or Ross Walker.