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Utagawa Kuniyoshi:biography, ukiyo-e prints of samurai and other artworks

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳) was one of the ukiyo-e artists who worked extensively as a member of Utagawa School, along with Hiroshige (広重) and Kunisada (国貞).  He established a unique world not found in other ukiyo-e artists. His talent of paint could be compared to Katsushika Hokusai(葛飾北斎). And thorough the life, he was a totally opposite person …

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Utagawa Kunisada (the third Toyokuni), his biography and woodblock prints

The biography and woodblock prints of Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) was the one of the most popular ukiyo-e artists at the end of the Tokugawa period as well as Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳), among the disciples of the first Toyokuni (豊国). In contrast to his younger disciple, he was a serious person and always neatly dressed.   Sponsored Links   …

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Artist Toshusai Sharaku’s kabuki ukiyo-e art print and reprints for sale

Toshusai Sharaku(東洲斎写楽) It was only ten months between 1794 and 1795 that Toshusai Sharaku worked as an ukiyo-e painter. But in the meantime, he has left over 140 kabuki actor portraits.   Mysterious ukiyo-e artist Although many people made various theories who Sharaku was, no one can’t find any definitive proof. Only limited people, such as the publisher Tsutaya Juzaburo (蔦屋重三郎)  …

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Kitagawa Utamaro, “Twelve Hours of the Green Houses ” woodblock prints

The series of “Twelve Hours of the Green Houses “ by Kitagawa Utamaro <a title=”Kitagawa Utamaro. Expert of beautiful women ukiyo-e” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/kitagawa-utamaro-expert-beautiful-women-ukiyo-e”><strong>Kitagawa Utamaro</strong> (1753?-1806)</a> had won overwhelming popularity by using drawing method called Tajika for beatiful women portrait artworks including <a title=”Uatamaro’s “Anthology of Poems: The Love Section”” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/kitagawa-utamaro/uatamaros-anthology-poems-love-section”>“Anthology of love”</a>, “Ten Learned Studies of Women “, and Famous …

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“Anthology of Poems: The Love Section” ukiyo-e art prints by Kitagawa Utamaro

“Anthology of Poems: The Love Section” (歌撰恋之部, Kasen koino-bu) <a title=”Kitagawa Utamaro. Expert of beautiful women ukiyo-e” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/kitagawa-utamaro-expert-beautiful-women-ukiyo-e”><strong>Kitagawa Utamaro</strong> (1753?-1806</a>) who had become one of the most notable artists in the <a title=”“Ukiyo-e” – Japanese woodblock printings” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> world of beautiful women portrait by acquiring a new painting method, published “Anthology of Poems: The Love Section” around 1793. The title …

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Utagawa Hiroshige’s prints, “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” ukiyo-e artworks

The gallery of “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” In 1853, Utagawa(Ando) Hiroshige began to draw the new series of landscape ukiyo-e. He already held the position of pupular ukiyo-e artist by the succuess of “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido“. His new work was on the theme of sights in various parts of the Edo.   …

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Kitagawa Utamaro; biography and print artworks

Biography of Kitagawa Utamaro(1753?-1806) When talking about portraying beautiful women of ukiyo-e prints, we can’t describe it without touching on Kitagawa Utamaro (喜多川歌麿). He developed the new ways to draw Edo women and it made him as a maestro of bijinga(printing of beautiful women portrait).       It is unclear when and where he was born exactly …

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Hokusai’s waterfalls ukiyo-e artworks and the art prints for sale

“A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces” (諸国瀧廻り) Just after the success of  “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”, popular ukiyo-e artist among Edo people, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) produced the famous waterfalls ukiyo-e series “A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces” from 1833 to 1837. When he drew the pitcures, he used the name of “former Hokusai and …

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Hokusai’s horror ghosts artworks (ukiyo-e)

The series of “A hundred horror stories” prints Katsushika Hokusai  (1760-1849) began to deal with “A hundred horror stories” (Hyaku-monogatari/百物語) in 1831. He used the painting name of “Iitsu” (為一) as the signature. Hyakumonogatari was the traditional way of a gathering to speak and hear ghost stories.  As the title represents, he and the publisher …

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Katsushika Hokusai’s 36 views of Mt.Fuji all prints

Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous prints series, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), who was one of the most active ukiyo-e artists in Edo Period, accomplished the Mt.Fuji arts series of “Fugaku Sanjurokkei”(Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji) in early 18th century.  Related Post Katsushika Hokusai’s biography Viewing one by one, you should not get boared with them by his color usage and composition. …

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