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Ukiyo-e : Japanese Woodblock Prints – Pictures Of The Floating World

June 26th, 2020BlogNo Comments »

Japanese Woodblock prints

I have been fascinated with the Japanese art form called Ukiyo-e, translated as Pictures of the Floating World for decades. In some ways this art was what lead me to my vocation as an art curator and Gallery owner. Read about how it started HERE

Kiyonaga Ukiyo-e

Now here we are 40 years down the track and I’m still in love with the art of Japan from the late 1700s through the 1800s. Artists like Hokusai, Utamaro, Kiyonaga, Eishi and countless others. What a rich part of Japanese history this was. If you are interested in Ukiyo-e there is a brief article HERE.

Kiyonaga Ukiyo-e

We are currently in the process of catalogueing an extensive range of reproduction Japanese Prints which will be available printed on archival paper and canvas as well as stretched and framed canvases and framed prints. The images above by Kiyonaga are part of the collection.

Another favourite of mine is Kitagawa Utamaro

His beautiful courtesans and erotica stood out for me from all of the artists in the Ukiyo-e movement. The piece below is called Narihiri’s Journey To The East.

We will be adding to the collection on a regular basis so be patient and keep an eye on our sister website

We also have a huge range of work by Hokusai. Some of you may have had the good luck to see the Hokusai exhibition the The NGV put on a couple of years ago.

We’ll be blogging more about the Artscope Ukiyo-e Collection as time goes on.


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