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Atsuko Tanaka Print Giveaway!

Monday, January 24, 2011 · 21 Comments

Update: We have a winner, Karolien! Thanks so much to all who entered!

The Current Show is an online (UK-based) gallery run by Serena and Vladimir that sells prints of up-and-coming contemporary artists. The company just launched a new line of prints by Japanese artist, Atsuko Tanaka and in celebration they are giving away a print of Light of Autumn (below) on Art Hound!  The print is an edition of 100 and measures approx. 10″ x 20″.

Light of Autumn

“When summer ends and fall begins, the sky climbs higher and the sunshine lowers and tenders. And it starts to shine softly and gently. This artwork depicts the idea of such a sky and light reflected on the flowers.”

Tanaka grew up in the Japanese countryside and was strongly influenced by the time she spent working in a flower shop. She graduated from Nagoya Zokei University of Arts and Design in 1999 and now works as a freelance illustrator.

Cherry Blossoms

“Cherry blossoms announce the coming of spring. Japanese are truly looking forward to see them bloom. They are always beautiful whichever they are in bud, blooming, in full bloom or falling. Even fallen petals in the river are fascinating.”


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To enter the giveaway leave a comment below! The winner will be announced on Saturday, Jan 29th. Good luck!

Tags: Art · Living w/ Art

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 niki p // Jan 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    i’ll gladly comment on this to throw my name in the hat! love your blog, by the way. xx

  • 2 Jill // Jan 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks to “The Current Show” for their generous giveaway, and to you Kate for introducing us to a new artist. I like the way the colors of the leaves gradually fade away. Please pop my name into the hat, too!

  • 3 katy // Jan 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    These prints are lovely!

  • 4 Kate // Jan 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    thanks, niki! good luck! : )

  • 5 Kate // Jan 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    hi jill, you’re very welcome! i will do my best! ; )

  • 6 Kara // Jan 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

    These are absolutely beautiful. Please throw my name in.

  • 7 Madeline // Jan 25, 2011 at 2:04 am

    I love the contrast between the bold and soft tones. Please include me too!

  • 8 Anna Tosca // Jan 25, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Flowers, so sweet and nicely coloured! They let me feel as if spring were arriving soon! The Current show’s prints are quite original and beautiful, I will introduce this on line art gallery to all my friends! Bravo! That’s an idea!

  • 9 Couve Illustrations // Jan 25, 2011 at 5:59 am

    lovelly prints!

  • 10 karolien // Jan 25, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Very nice prints!
    and i too love this blog. And it is the ideal start for long quests on the net 🙂

  • 11 Bonnie // Jan 25, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Such beautiful prints! Thanks for sharing them. 🙂

  • 12 stacy // Jan 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I would love to put this beautiful art in my home. Love your blog!

  • 13 Merel // Jan 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Aww these look lovely!
    My room is filled with vintage-ish framed flower-works, this would make a nice change.

    I do enjoy your finds, too bad I cannot purchase all of them!

  • 14 Sarah // Jan 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    The prints are beautiful! What a great giveaway.

  • 15 Jessica // Jan 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you!

  • 16 nancie // Jan 25, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    these paintings are beautiful…they almost have a 3-d effect to them..

  • 17 irene // Jan 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    i love this! i’ve been an avid follower of your blog & even bought some prints off etsy per your recs. 🙂 i’m new at collecting art for my home & your blog has been an inspiration!

  • 18 michelle // Jan 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Pretty Pretty!

  • 19 Kate // Jan 27, 2011 at 10:02 am

    thanks, all! i wish we could give a print to everyone who enters!

    irene, i’m so glad to hear that you are starting a new collection and that art hound has been helpful in that endeavor! that is exactly why i started this crazy journey in the first place. : )

  • 20 marco // Jan 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful Valentine’s gift! Thanks for the inspiration 😉

  • 21 Alex // Jan 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Very nice prints !

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