+ Limited-edition, exclusive to Underlyn
+ Museum quality, archival inks; 310 GSM 100% cotton rag fine art paper
+ Numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Gorgeous handmade wood frame, if chosen
+ Acid-free mat (if you want one!)
+ Kraft paper backing and hanging hardware
8.5″ x 12″ | edition of 50
12″ x 17″ | edition of 500
17″ x 24″ | edition of 250
24″ x 34″ | edition of 150
Emerging in 7th-century China, the ink wash style of painting created a shift in artistic philosophy espoused in East Asian countries. The ethos of sumi-e painting – as it was called in Japan – was to capture an image not with a focus on realism, but instead to convey the spirit of the thing. Color, lighting, and detail were eschewed in favor of more nuanced, spontaneous brushstrokes that you see in the Japanese grey herons here. For the medieval artists of China and Japan, this spoke to the nature of the subject better than a realistic reproduction ever could.
Note: As our prints and frames are custom made to order, according to your specifications, all our limited-edition art prints (framed or unframed) are final sale and non-returnable.