About Lifelines: The woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara
Lifelines: The woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara is a free display in Gallery 11 at the Ashmolean Museum.
Over 40 dynamic woodcuts selected to showcase the remarkable career of Naoko Matsubara, a distinguished Japanese artist based in Canada. Created over fifty years, these joyful works range from black and white to vibrant colour, intimate to monumental, playful to contemplative.
Top: Detail from Dark Undercurrents, 1999, from the portfolio ‘Tokonoma’ (with haiku and tanka by James Kirkup), colour woodcut print
Right: Detail from Lifelines, 2015, colour woodblock print