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Arts Everyday Living: Japanese Midnight---the Moonrise Over the Waterfall

Arts Everyday Living: Japanese Midnight—the Moonrise Over the Waterfall

  Here’s another blog that I posted previously spotlighting Hiroshige’s interpretation of the moon.   JAPANESE MIDNIGHT MOONRISE OVER THE WATERFALL   The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. Carl Sandburg Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the superstars of Japanese art, while American writer Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) won three Pulitzer […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Inside Van Gogh’s Japanese Collection—An Autumn Evening

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) was a prominent Japanese artist, renowned for his depictions of beautiful women, a favorite subject of ukiyo-e art that flourished during the Edo period.  This work was once part of Vincent van Gogh’s extensive collection of Japanese woodblock prints, a source of inspiration of his paintings, especially during his later career.

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