Reposted blog. THROUGH A JAPANESE WOMAN’S EYES THE BEAUTY & THE FIREFLY Don’t go, firefly! Even at night Kyoto is noisy. Issa Kobayashi Shoen Uemura, born in Kyoto in 1875, starred recently in an exhibition on Japanese women artists held at the Yamatane Museum in Tokyo. During her career, she was […]
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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.
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.