Title

Gyotaku, a Japanese fish printing technique, originally utilized by nineteenth c

Source

Down East

Date

11-1-2011

Pages

64-68

Abstract

Gyotaku, a Japanese fish printing technique, originally utilized by nineteenth century Japanese fishermen as proof of their catch, has gained popularity in Maine. The colors used can be realistic or fanciful and artists use either the more traditional "direct" method where paint is applied to one side of a fish, paper or fabric is placed on the fish, and then carefully removed or the "indirect" method where fabric or paper is placed on a fish and then paint is applied to it instead of on the fish. Describes the experiences of two Maine artists, Jean Kigel and Jack Schwartz, with the gyotaku technique.

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