Jacoulet, Paul (1896 - 1960), "Femme Tatouee De Falalap, Ouest Carolines"
|Title||Femme Tatouee De Falalap, Ouest Carolines|
|Medium||Original Limited Edition Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||South Seas - Carolines|
|Reference No||Miles #26|
|Size||18 -1/2 x 14 "|
Notes: Design used as the cover illustration for: The Prints of Paul Jacoulet, by Richard Miles.
Miles notes that, "This print was Jacoulet's personal favorite, and hung for many years over his bed. Never was the composition so uniquely European in any of the artist's South Seas woodcuts. Influenced by Matisse, the original design paid little attention to anatomical accuracy. Still, the placement of the figure in a background that required three impressions of blue pigment, plus a sprinkling of mother-of-pearl that fades away daringly half way up the print, places this work among the most unforgettable images of our time." - Miles, pg. 94.
The South Seas prints were all created from sketches and paintings done between 1929 and 1936. As late as 1959, these early works were being carved to produce new prints. Since many were lost because of World War II bombing of Tokyo, several of them are among the rarest and most desirable of all the artist's oeuvre. - Miles, pg. 128