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2018 VISUAL ARTS: Painting and Prints
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The Great Wave off Kanagawa
This is a woodblock print by the Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. It was published in the late Edo period and was the first print in the series 36 views of mount fuji.
Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji
This is a Ukiyo-e series of color woodblock prints by Katsushika Hokusai. This series depicts Mount Fuji under different conditions (seasons) and viewpoints (distances). There used to be 46 pieces but only 36 were included in the original publication.
The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido
This is by Hiroshige Andou who was a woodblock artist during the Ukiyo-e and was the first to produce full color prints.
Pictures of the Floating World
Popular Ukiyo-e themes included beautiful women.
Abe-no-Nakamaro Writing Nostalgic Poem While Moon-viewing
This piece is by Tomioka Tessai. He is regarded as the last major artist in the Bunjinga tradition and one of the first major artists of the Nihonga style. Bunjinga tradition was s a school of Japanese painting which flourished in the late Edo period among artists who considered themselves literati, or intellectuals. Each of these artists, including Tessai developed their own style and technique, but all of them were great admirers of Chinese art and culture.
Sunrise over the Eastern Sea
Fujishima Takeji was a Japanese painter, noted for his work in developing Romanticism and Impressionist art within the yōga (Western-style) art movement in late 19th- and early 20th-century Japanese painting. In 1905, he traveled to France, where he was influenced by French movements of that time, particularly by Impressionism, which can be seen in his painting Sunrise over the Eastern Sea that was executed in 1932.
Ten Studies in Female Physiognomy, A Collection of Reigning Beauties
Kitagawa Utamaro was a prominent Japanese painter and artist who was born in 1753 and died in 1806. He is certainly best-known for his series entitled Ten Studies in Female Physiognomy, A Collection of Reigning Beauties, Great Love Themes of Classical Poetry (sometimes called Women in Love containing individual prints such as Revealed Love and Pensive Love). He is one of the most important artists who belonging to the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints.
Kawanabe Kyosai was one of the most prominent Japanese artists of the Edo period. His art was influenced by the work of Tohaku, a Kano artist of the sixteenth century who was the only artist of his period to paint screens entirely in ink on a delicate background of powdered gold. Although Kyosai is best-known as caricaturist, he created some of the most notable paintings in the Japanese history of art of the 19th Century. Tiger is one of these paintings where Kyosai used watercolor and ink to create this picture.
Fuji from Kawaguchi Lake
Hiroshi Yoshida is known as one of the most important figures of the shin-hanga style (shin-hanga was an art movement in early 20th-century Japan, during the Taishō and Shōwa periods, that revitalized traditional ukiyo-e art rooted in the Edo and Meiji periods (17th-19th century). He was trained in the Western oil painting tradition, which was adopted in Japan during the Meiji period.
Takashi Murakami is probably the most popular Japanese artists today. His works are being sold for astronomical prices at big auctions, while his art has been already inspiring the whole new generations of artists, not only in Japan, but internationally. Murakami's art encompasses a wide range of mediums and is generally described as superflat. His work has been noted for its use of color, incorporation of motifs from Japanese traditional and popular culture. The content of his paintings is often described as "cute," "psychedelic," or "satirical".
Yayoi Kusama is also one of the most renowned contemporary Japanese artists. She creates in a variety of different media, including painting, collage, scat sculpture, performance, environmental and installation art, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern. One of the most renowned series by this great artist is Pumpkin series. Covered in polka dots in a rich yellow color, the iconic pumpkin is presented against a background of nets. When coupled, all such elements form a visual language that is unmistakable to the artist's style, and has been evolved and perfected through decades of painstaking production and reproduction.
Japanese Spirit No.14
Tenmyouya Hisashi is contemporary Japanese artist, who is best-known for his "Neo-Nihonga" paintings. He participated in the revival of the old Japanese painting tradition, and it represents an antithesis to a modern Japanese-style painting. In 2000, he also created his new style "Butouha" which shows the resistant attitude for authoritative art system through his paintings. Japanese Spirit No. 14 was created as part of the "BASARA" art scheme, interpreted in Japanese culture as a rebellious behavior of lower-class aristocracy during the Warring States Period to deny authority in pursuit of an ideal lifestyle by dressing in magnificent and luxurious costumes and acting in free will, did not match their social class identities.
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