Postcards from the Beauties of the Japanese Collection. - Mary Funk-Butterworth

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Artist Statement

Mary Funk-Butterworth

I am entering the 3 postcards as a single entry. Together, they tell a story of the three beauties I took from the Japanese collection. I re-imagined them as popular well known fairytale characters and used the atmosphere and ambience of the woodblock prints to create the postcards. I imagined what each of the characters would say if they were sending a postcard about the situation they were in.

Postcards from the Beauties of the Japanese Collection. - Mary Funk-Butterworth

©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Inspiration details:

Returning Sails of the Towel Rack; Eight Parlour Views

Woodblock print

Japan (Made)

1764-1772 (Made)

Suzuki Harunobu, born 1725 - died 1770 (Artist)

Colour print from woodblocks

V&A collection reference number(s):
E.55-1955, E.38-1969, E.3774-1953

2015 Exhibition Guide

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