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Toshusai Sharaku was a mysterious Japanese print artist of the late eighteenth century. He produced over one hundred and fifty designs in a startling display of innovation and imagination in the ten...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Actor Prints by Toshusai Sharaku (fl. c. 1794-95)
In the first half of the 20th century, Japan’s cities were developing at an astounding rate. The change was particularly noticeable in Tokyo, where the Ginza district bustled with shoppers and...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: City and Country: Views of Urban and Rural Japan
Scholars, collectors, and other lovers of ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) are constantly faced with questions of connoisseurship in assessing prints. Aside from the basic (and most important...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Connoisseurship of Japanese Prints, Part I
Continuing with the theme of the previous exhibition, which explored issues of connoisseurship in Edo-period (1615–1868) prints, the current installation addresses the same questions in works from...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Connoisseurship of Japanese Prints, Part II: Contemporary Artists
This exhibition presents around 35 egoyomi, a type of print in which calendar markings are incorporated cleverly into the design. In the lunar calendar system that was used in Japan until 1873,...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Egoyomi: Picture Calendars for the New Year
Foreign faces—Korean, Chinese, and European—became a staple of Japanese popular arts in the Edo period (1615–1868). Print artists, whose livelihoods depended on market appeal, quickly recognized the...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Foreign Faces in Japanese Prints
Hiroshige stands as an incomparable artist among the many designers of ukiyo-e [pictures of the floating world]. His prints and paintings are a marvelous evocation of rain, snow, mist and moonlight....
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Hiroshige's Winter Scenes
Perhaps the best-known designer of woodblock prints, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) excelled in the art of the surimono print. Together with the work of his followers Toyota Hokkei (1780–1850),...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Hokusai and His School: Innovations in Surimono Prints
The printing of black ink on paper is the most basic formula for printed images the world over. In Japan this method was first employed before color printing became widespread in the 1760s. Such...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Ink on Paper: Monochromatic Prints
Japan has a long tradition of poetry dating back to the beginning of its recorded history.
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Japan's Immortal Poets, Part I: Edo Period (1615-1868) Masters of Woodblock Prints
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