Reposted blog. “FLOATING WORLD” OF JAPAN A STARRY NIGHT Night is a world lit by itself. Antonio Porchia* Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) ranks with Hokusai as a master portrayer of the ukiyo-e or “floating world,” scenes of Japanese everyday life in the 18th and 19th century; the work above is included […]
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Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) and American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) were contemporaries, both moved by the environment, immortalizing the dramatic power of a summer sunset whether on New England’s Atlantic coastline or France’s Seine River.
American artist Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922) was also a pivotal figure in arts education, influencing generations of painters including Georgia O’Keeffe.