Paul Binnie, Eisen Design, Japanese Tattoo
Original Japanese woodblock print.
Artist: Paul Binnie (1967 – )
Title: Eisen no Aizuri-e (Eisen’s Blue-print Pictures)
Series: Edo Zumi Hyaku Shoku (A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo)
Published: by the artist
Dimensions: 30.8 × 41.8 cm
Condition report: Perfect condition.
In this print, Paul Binnie has taken inspiration from Eisen for the courtesan tattoo covering the model’s back. In this series, inspired by classic ukiyo-e of the 18th and 19th century, Binnie incorporates compositions by major artists in the form of tattoo designs on nudes. In each of the designs Binnie plays on various ukiyo-e themes, subjects and genres. For this design he references the short-lived but highly influential fashion for aizuri-e (all blue) prints which exploded onto the print market circa 1830 with the arrival of an aniline dye imported from Europe (commonly known as Prussian blue).
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Artist Name||Paul Binnie|
|Title||Eisen no Aizuri-e (Eisen’s Blue-print Pictures)|
|Subject||Beauty & Female, Shunga Erotica, Contemporary, Tattoo|
|Dimensions||30.8 × 41.8 cm|
|Series||A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo|