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Woodblock printing made art accessible to the masses. Japanese art is known for the beauty and variety of its woodblock prints. The techniques and characteristics of woodblock prints have influenced other art forms, especially the Impressionists, and have evolved over the years. They served multiple purposes from advetising posters to printed books to promoting fashion icons. Take a journey to heighten appreciation of the beauty of woodblock prints, and understand the elements which had such influence. From the Asian Art Museum we present a docent talk on this fascinating art. Our guide will be docent Jim Brown.
Jim previously served as a volunteer at Berkeley Rep’s docent program where he gave pre-performance talks during the week and also moderated post-show discussions following weekend matinees. He is currently a docent at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, where he gives public and private gallery tours for both students and adults as well as actively participates in the museum’s community outreach speakers program.