THE KESSEL RUN OF NEW POSTERS EPISODE 3

THE KESSEL RUN OF NEW POSTERS EPISODE 3

Limited edition posters of contemporary artist Bob Kessel.

Each Bob Kessel poster represents a sample from an art series
made up of several related pictures.

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ukiyoe poster wood water by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL UKIYOE POSTER (Wood Water)  30″ x 40″

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ukiyoe poster sail by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL UKIYOE POSTER (Sails)  30″ x 40″

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pulp poster smoke 'em by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PULP POSTER (Smoke ’em)  30″ x 40″

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barbizon poster shoveler by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BARBIZON POSTER (Shoveler Dawn)  30″ x 40″

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van gogh poster field by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL VAN GOGH POSTER (Field)  30″ x 40″

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barbizon poster juene fille by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BARBIZON POSTER (Juene Fille)  30″ x 40″

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après le bain blue towel by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL APRES LE BAIN POSTER (Blue Towel)  30″ x 40″

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après le bain poster combing hair by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL APRES LE BAIN POSTER (Combing Hair)  30″ x 40″

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blue period poster blue girls by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BLUE PERIOD POSTER (Blue Girls)  30″ x 40″

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blue period poster blues guitarist by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BLUE PERIOD POSTER (Blues Guitarist)  30″ x 40″

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REISSUED POSTERS 12 BY BOB KESSEL

REISSUED POSTERS 12 BY BOB KESSEL

Limited edition posters of contemporary artist Bob Kessel have been reissued by popular demand.

Each Bob Kessel poster represents a sample from an art series
made up of several related pictures.

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giverny poster path by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GIVERNY POSTER (Path)  30″ x 40″

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GIVERNY poster green bridge by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GIVERNY POSTER (Green Bridge)  30″ x 40″

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wood nymphs poster pan by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL WOOD NYMPHS POSTER (Pan)  30″ x 40″

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woodnymphs poster abduction by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL WOOD NYMPHS POSTER (Abduction)  30″ x 40″

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the nude poster upside-down by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL THE NUDE POSTER (Upsidedown)  30″ x 40″

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ukiyoe poster rice paddy by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL UKIYOE POSTER (Rice Paddy)  30″ x 40″

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reading poster open book by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL READING POSTER (Open Book)  30″ x 40″

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belle époque poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL LA BELLE EPOQUE POSTER (Conversation)  30″ x 40″

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artist models young girl by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTIST MODELS POSTER (Young Girl)  30″ x 40″

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artist models poster femme new by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTIST MODELS POSTER (Femme Nue)  30″ x 40″

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REISSUED POSTERS 9 BY BOB KESSEL

REISSUED POSTERS 9 BY BOB KESSEL

Limited edition posters of contemporary artist Bob Kessel have been reissued by popular demand.

Each Bob Kessel poster represents a sample from an art series
made up of several related pictures.

basic black poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BASIC BLACK POSTER (Moon Trees)  30″ x 40″

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basic black poster genoux by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BASIC BLACK POSTER (Genoux)  30″ x 40″

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artworks assemble poster doc strange by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! POSTER (Doc Strange Agamotto)  30″ x 40″

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contemplation poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL CONTEMPLATION POSTER (Fishing)  30″ x 40″

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lemons poster rind by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL LEMONS POSTER (Rind)  30″ x 40″

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by the seashore poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BY THE SEASHORE POSTER (Sunbeam)  30″ x 40″

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ukiyoe poster rapids by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL UKIYOE POSTER (Rapids)  30″ x 40″

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newport nauticals poster escape by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL NEWPORT NAUTICALS POSTER (Xscape)  30″ x 40″

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shunga poster couple by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SHUNGA POSTER (Couple)  30″ x 40″

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the nude poster spiegel by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL THE NUDE POSTER (Spiegel)  30″ x 40″

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flowers poster white roses by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL FLOWERS POSTER (White Roses)  30″ x 40″

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cote d'azur poster cavaler by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL COTE d’AZUR POSTER (Cavalaire)  30″ x 40″

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dots entertainment! poster errant dot by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL DOTS ENTERTAINMENT! POSTER (Errant Dot)  30″ x 40″

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UKIYO-E by Bob Kessel

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FUJI FOG by Bob Kessel

Bob Kessel’s art series “100 VIEWS” 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.

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.

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.