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07
Jul
10

Kitagawa Utamaro : Ukiyo-e

Kitagawa Utamaro : Woodcut

Kitagawa Utamaro : Woodcut

Kitagawa Utamaro : Woodcut

Kitagawa Utamaro : Woodcut

Kitagawa Utamaro : Woodcut

Kitagawa Utamaro : Woodcut

Kitagawa Utamaro : Woodcut

Utamaro produced over two thousand prints during his working career, along with a number of paintings, surimono, as well as many illustrated books, including over thirty shunga books, albums, and related publications. Among his best known works are the series 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); and Twelve Hours in the Pleasure Quarters. He alone, of his contemporary ukiyo-e artists, achieved a national reputation during his lifetime. His sensuous female beauties generally are considered the finest and most evocative bijinga in all of ukiyo-e. He succeeded in capturing subtle aspects of personality and transient moods of women of all classes, ages, and circumstances. His reputation has remained undiminished since; his work is known worldwide, and he is generally regarded as one of the half-dozen greatest ukiyo-e artists of all time. [extract : wikipedia]

Kitigawa Utamaro




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