Blue Peacock Art Nouveau Japonism Wood Engraving - Original, Handcarved & Printed, Limited Edition

Blue Peacock Art Nouveau Japonism Wood Engraving - Original, Handcarved & Printed, Limited Edition



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: wood, resingrave, oil based ink, wood carving, printmaking, printing press, traditional printmaking, blue

  • Height: 8 inches
  • Width: 6 inches

"Nouveau Peacock"

Limited Edition: 50 Prints
Image size: 4″ x 6″
Paper size: 6" x 8"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Material: Resingrave Block
Paper: Acid-free Arches Text Wove
Inks: Gamblin Oil-based Relief Ink, Prussian Blue
By Alexia Rostow, 2009-2011


"Nouveau Peacock" was inspired by the Art Nouveau and Japonism movements. Japonism was a popular art movement among Impressionists and other artists working during the 1880′s-1905 when Art Nouveau was popular. In 1890 the École des Beaux-Arts featured a survey exhibition on the history of Japanese woodblock prints. Many artists, including Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), and James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), were profoundly inspired by these prints and began to incorporate elements of East Asian art into their works. This trend proliferated and continues today. The cherry blossom tree in the background of this piece pays homage to the Japonism movement. The print's border is based off a Pencraft Ornamental Border design that I discovered in a 1925 Type Specimen Book. The rest of the image was designed around the border. The peacock is stylized, stressing flowing, curvilinear lines.

THIS IS NOT A DIGITALLY REPRODUCED PRINT! I designed it, transferred it to the block, and carved the block with hand engraving tools. I then inked and printed each one by hand in my in-house workshop.


All prints are shipped via the US Postal Service First Class with Delivery Confirmation.

Prints are packaged in clear, plastic sleeves with acid-free backing and are ready for gifting, propping up on a shelf, or safely transporting until framed. Prints are NOT mounted to the backing. All prints are packaged for shipping in sturdy recycled cardboard and envelopes.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Just click the "Contact" button on the right side of the listing!

© 2011 Porcuprints.
All visual media © Porcuprints. All Rights Reserved. | Alexia [!at]


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