Giovanni Berio / LIGUSTRO (1924-2015) Giovanni Berio / LIGUSTRO (1924-2015)

01 Print Zodiac Signs Aries variant 4

(01 Stampa Segni Zodiacali Ariete variante 4)

Polychrome woodcut in 24 colors (Japanese earths and lacquers made by the author)
Circulation: 1, year 1998

Techniques used in use in the EDO period in Japan:
Nishiki-E: Brocade prints, a term used to denote the coloured woodcuts produced from 1765 onward using cherry and pear woods
Bokashi: Shaded colour printing
Gindei: The use of powdered silver to highlight fine details in the print
Kindei: Colour given by powdered gold to cover small areas of the prints with decorative motifs
Kirazuri: Mica prints, with the application of particles of powdered pearl and mica in order to create silvered or shining effects
Sabi-Bori: Method of engraving used to create the effect of brush strokes in Japanese calligraphy

Wood: The incisions for the contours were made on cherry wood (Sakura), while pear wood was used for the color clichés.
Paper: Japanese fine paper
Chinese cinnabar seals
Size of the print: cm 28 x cm 42

The design was made with the collaboration of the artist Umberto Padovani from Albenga.

Note: My zodiac signs were freely inspired by the "SHINTO", a system of beliefs and rites of a naturalistic religion which is based on the worship of the forces and reality of nature and on the veneration of ancestors.

Flowers: Poppy, Rush, Artemisia
Color. Red
Element: Fire

Signature: Ligustro seal at the bottom

Inventory No. I521
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