Hiroshige: Visions of Japan

Author: Utagawa Hiroshige,Rossella Menegazzo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788857238265

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Page: 288

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With Hokusai, Utamaro and Kuniyoshi, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the great protagonists of ukiyo-e . With respect to Hokusai, whom he constantly compared himself to, since he was around thirty years younger, Hiroshige made landscape and nature the focus of his work by instilling in the viewer a sense of harmony, serenity and peace that, still today, is universally admired. In fact, thanks to these qualities he is one of the most praised artists and is considered the "master of nature". Hiroshige renders the human figure with quick, direct lines that at times call to mind manga and anime sketches, though simplified and essential. This monograph presents a selection of around 230 works from the most important series by Hiroshige, including views of famous places in the capital of Edo as well as in the farthest provinces, but also a body of work with the most admirable images portraying animals, flowers and insects plus original drawings and print plates that are still intact. This publication, which covers the Japanese master's entire career, is divided into eight themed sections that discuss the most important series in a thorough and illustrative way: Early Works; Travel Images; Flowers, Birds and the Moon; Views of Distant Places; View of the Oriental Capital; Hiroshige: Life and Work; Hiroshige and His Print Work: Contemporaries and the West.
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Hiroshige

Author: Mikhail Uspensky

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1781608644

Category: Art

Page: 354

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The art of the Ukiyo-e reflected the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation which, when it became accessible to the West, significantly influenced a number of European artists. The three masters of Ukiyo-e, Hokusai, Utamaro and Hiroshige, are united here for the first time to create a true reference on Japanese art. The three masters rank highly among the most famous Japanese artistic productions of all time. This new title of the Prestige of Art collection will be a reference for art students and Japanese art lovers.
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Hiroshige

Prints and Drawings

Author: Matthi Forrer

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791345406

Category: Art

Page: 254

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This highly regarded survey of the works of a master of Japanese printmaking is now available in a convenient and attractively priced flexi edition. Utagawa Hiroshige holds an assured place in the history of art as one of the greatest and best-loved masters of the woodblock print. His immensely popular works capture the beauty and delicacy of Japan's landscape. This superb overview of Hiroshige's oeuvre is arranged according to subject matter: prints of birds and flowers; scenes of his native city; landscapes; still-lifes; a selection from his renowned series, One Hundred Famous Views in Edo; images of mist, snow, rain, and moonlight; and drawings and other works related to the artist's prints. Matthi Forrer's thorough and insightful essays are filled with scholarly detail and fascinating observations. The book's breathtaking images allow readers to fully experience the splendor of Hiroshige's prints in all their poetry and detail.
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Hiroshige

Shaping the Image of Japan

Author: Hiroshige Andō,Chris Uhlenbeck

Publisher: Hotei Pub

ISBN: 9789004171954

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Hiroshige Shaping the Image of Japan is a comprehensive overview of Hiroshige's work as a woodblock print artist. Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the great masters in the history of Japanese printmaking and this publication coincides with the 150th anniversary of his death. Hiroshige has worked in virtually every genre of ukiyo-e or 'images of the floating world'. He designed prints of beautiful women and brave heroes, but achieved his greatest fame through his depictions of the Japanese landscape, showing famous places in different seasons and at various times of day. These landscape prints, with their bright colors and strong compositions, were not only popular in Japan, but also found favor with European artists at the turn of the 19th century. The main body of this publication includes a general introduction, sketching the cultural and economic environment of the artist Hiroshige, the development of his oeuvre, and the rise of his his artistic reputation in Japan and the West. This is followed by a chronological presentation of 140 full-color prints, selected from public and private collections. Biographical data are sparse and only very few details of his life help explain the nature of his output. However, by carefully piecing together the information which can be gleaned from the works themselves, and combining it with the current knowledge on print production methods, the authors present a picture of Hiroshige as an artist-cum-craftsman who efficiently produced for his publishers, creating in the process an image of Japan which endures until this day.
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Hiroshige

A Hundred Views of Edo

Author: Mikhail Vladimirovich Uspenskiĭ

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Japanese

Page: 255

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L'art de l'Ukiyo-e reflète l'expression artistique d'une civilisation qui influença nombre d'artistes européens. Les trois maîtres de l'Ukiyo-e, Hokusai, Utamaro et Hiroshige, sont réunis pour créer un ouvrage de référence de l'art japonais et de l'art de l'estampe.
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Hiroshige

Japan's Great Landscape Artist

Author: Isaburo Oka

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770021212

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

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This work presents colour reproductions, details and full explanations of the masterpieces that crown the work of one of the greatest ukiyo-e artists, Ando Hiroshige. The last great master of the Japanese woodblock was Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). In the Japan of his day, Hiroshige's landscape prints fostered a new and far-reaching appreciation for nature in art. In the West, his work influenced such artists as Whistler, Cezanne, and Gauguin. Born in the shogun's capital of Edo (now Tokyo), Hiroshige lost his parents at a young age. Even so, he relinquished the security
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120 Hiroshige Woodblock Prints

Author: Ando Hiroshige,John Riess

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486990966

Category: Design

Page: 64

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Woodblock prints from some of the celebrated artist's best-known works include scenes from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo and The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido.
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Hiroshige

Author: Adele Schlombs,Hiroshige Andō

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836523585

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Hiroshige's Edo: Master of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints "Some of the greatest prints in the history of art." -The Wall Street Journal, New York Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition. Literally meaning "pictures of the floating world", ukiyo-e refers to the famous Japanese woodblock print genre that originated in the 17th century and is practically synonymous with the Western world`s visual characterization of Japan. Though Hiroshige captured a variety of subjects, his greatest talent was in creating landscapes of his native Edo (modern-day Tokyo) and his most famous work was a series known as "100 Famous Views of Edo" (1856-1858). This book provides an introduction to his work and an overview of his career. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
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Utagawa Hiroshige

The Moon Reflected : Later Woodblock Prints from the British Museum

Author: Hiroshige Andō,Julian Opie,Timothy Clark

Publisher: Ikon Gallery

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 99

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This exhibition, curated by renowned British artist Julian Opie, consisted of woodblock prints by 19th century Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige. An intervention in Ikon's normal sequence of contemporary exhibitions, it demonstrated the relevance of historical work to current artistic practice, and provided another look at printmaking which is an important part of the gallery's programme. The Moon Reflected was the result of Opie's longstanding interest in Hiroshige. Rather than being an exercise in contemporary/historical mix-and-match, it couldn't have been more serious and personal from the British artist's point of view. His preference for Hiroshige's later work is significant as it tends to be broader in style and less narrative, thus accentuating more aesthetic concerns. Born in Tokyo in 1797, Hiroshige studied printmaking and painting, becoming an illustrator of comic poetry and story books. This exhibition featured three series as well as a number of the artist's sketchbooks and the famous Snow, Moon and Flowers triptychs. Beautiful and unpretentious, these works, assembled from three separate prints, epitomise Hiroshige's vision, extraordinary for their breadth and ambition. This fully illustrated publication contains an interview between acclaimed British artist Julian Opie and Timothy Clark of the Japanese Section, The British Museum. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Utagawa Hiroshige: The Moon Reflected at Ikon Gallery, November 2007 - January 2008.
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