Butterflies have always been a source of creativity for artists through the centuries, whether Japanese master Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943), who adapted Western styles in his art or Dutch Golden Age painter Adriaen Coorte (c. 1665-after 1707) who specialized in still lifes.
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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 […]
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 […]
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the major artists of ukiyo-e, an important movement in art that lasted from 17th to 19th century.
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the major artists of Japan’s ukiyo-e tradition known for its scenes of everyday life.
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.
Japanese master Hiroshige (1797-1850) created a prodigious number of woodblock prints, including the dynamic view of the sea above.
Uemura Shoen (1875-1949) was a Japanese woman artist, who often depicted feminine themes.
I couldn’t find any information on nineteenth century Japanese art Okamoto Shuki (1807-1862), whose delicate portrayals of flowers are part of a memorable album.
Japanese artist Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912) actually was in the military before he entered the world of art, transforming his life.