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ASTROBOY KAIDAN by Bob Kessel
Oct 27th, 2010 by admin

KAIDAN, or in english KWAIDAN

KAIDAN are Japanese ghost stories. A genre of art that all Japanese artists have made.

Here is one by HOKUSAI-

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi kaidan print

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A great japanese movie perfect for halloween is “KWAIDAN” by Kobayashi. I highly recommend it.

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and here is a Bob Kessel kaidan print- What ever happened to ATOMU?

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ASTRO BOY KAIDAN print by Bob Kessel based on Astroboy.

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Bob Kessel has created a print combining ANIME ( Astroboy ) and KAIDAN (Japanese ghost story) a genre of Japanese wood block prints. This kind of chicanery is what you come to expect from Bob Kessel, like his picture combining HELLO KITTY with EDVARD MUNCH’S “THE SCREAM”.
The print titled, “ASTRO BOY KAIDAN” is available as a signed and numbered limited edition print. Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

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Close up from ASTRO BOY KAIDAN print. Some may recognize Doctor Elefun.

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Astro Boy (鉄腕アトム Tetsuwan Atomu, lit. “Mighty Atom”) is a Japanese manga series and television program first broadcast in Japan from 1963 to 1966. The story follows the adventures of a fictional robot named Astro Boy and a selection of other characters along the way.

Astro Boy is the first Japanese television series that embodied the aesthetic that later became known as anime. It originated as a manga comic series started in 1951 by Osamu Tezuka, who is known as the “god of manga”. For a time Astro Boy enjoyed a level of popularity in Japan equivalent to Disney’s Mickey Mouse.

EROTIC ART by Bob Kessel
Jul 9th, 2010 by admin

Shunga (春画) is a Japanese term for erotic art. Most shunga are a type of ukiyo-e, usually executed in woodblock print format. Translated literally, the Japanese word shunga means picture of spring; “spring” is a common euphemism for sex. In the Edo period it was enjoyed by rich and poor, men and women, and despite being out of favour with the shogunate, carried very little stigma.

Almost all ukiyo-e artists made shunga at some point in their careers, including Hokusai, Utamaro, Harunobu, Eisen, Saeshi, Shigenobu, Issho and Moronobu, and it did not detract from their prestige as artists.

The pictures are available as limited edition original fine art prints, signed and numbered by the artist.
Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

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SHUNGA WOMAN ON TOP erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA MAN ON TOP erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA STARS erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA STRIPES erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA SHOJI erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA MAID erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA LOVERS erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA PINK KIMONO erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA RIDE ‘EM erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA COUPLE erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA BIG LEGS erotic art by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA SCREEN erotic art by Bob Kessel

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JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS by Bob Kessel
May 25th, 2010 by admin

Ukiyo-e (浮世絵), “pictures of the floating world”, is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints (or woodcuts) and paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, featuring motifs of landscapes, tales from history, the theatre, and pleasure quarters. It is the main artistic genre of woodblock printing in Japan.

Bob Kessel’s art series is based on Japanese UKIYO-E woodblock prints. These pictures are available as signed and numbered limited edition fine art prints. Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

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IT”S A LONG HARD CLIMB by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E MENDICANT by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E HAT UMBRELLA by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E FUJI HAT by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E PRIESTS by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E RAPIDS by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E BLUE FALLS by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E ROCK FALLS by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E WATERFALL by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E FUJI TREES by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E FUJI FOG by Bob Kessel

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UKIYO-E TRAVELER by Bob Kessel

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Usually the word ukiyo is literally translated as “floating world” in English, referring to a conception of an evanescent world, impermanent, fleeting beauty and a realm of entertainments (kabuki, courtesans, geisha) divorced from the responsibilities of the mundane, everyday world; “pictures of the floating world”, i.e. ukiyo-e, are considered a genre unto themselves.

The art form rose to great popularity in the metropolitan culture of Edo (Tokyo) during the second half of the 17th century, originating with the single-color works of Hishikawa Moronobu in the 1670s. At first, only India ink was used, then some prints were manually colored with a brush, but in the 18th century Suzuki Harunobu developed the technique of polychrome printing to produce nishiki-e.

Ukiyo-e were affordable because they could be mass-produced. They were mainly meant for townsmen, who were generally not wealthy enough to afford an original painting. The original subject of ukiyo-e was city life, in particular activities and scenes from the entertainment district. Beautiful courtesans, bulky sumo wrestlers and popular actors would be portrayed while engaged in appealing activities. Later on landscapes also became popular. Political subjects, and individuals above the lowest strata of society (courtesans, wrestlers and actors) were not sanctioned in these prints and very rarely appeared. Sex was not a sanctioned subject either, but continually appeared in ukiyo-e prints. Artists and publishers were sometimes punished for creating these sexually explicit shunga.

DIAMOND BIJIN by Bob Kessel
May 18th, 2010 by admin

BIJINGA (美人画) is a generic term for pictures of beautiful women in Japanese art, especially in woodblock printing of the ukiyo-e genre, which predate photography. The term can also be used for modern media, provided they conform to a somewhat classic representation of a woman, usually depicted wearing a kimono.

Nearly all ukiyo-e artists, including Hokusai and Hiroshige, produced BIJINGA, it being one of the central themes of the genre. However, a few, including Utamaro, Suzuki Harunobu, Toyohara Chikanobu, and Torii Kiyonaga are widely regarded as the greatest innovators and masters of the form.

Bob Kessel has created a new art series titled, “BIJINGA” based on the Ukiyo-e  genre wood block prints.
The pictures are available as limited edition original fine art prints, signed and numbered by the artist.
Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

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BIJIN UMBRELLA SNOW by Bob Kessel

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BIJIN EYES by Bob Kessel

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BIJIN SLEEVE by Bob Kessel

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BIJIN NET by Bob Kessel

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BIJIN CURTAIN by Bob Kessel

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BIJIN HAIR by Bob Kessel

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