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Women of the Ukiyo-e

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Open LibraryOL7639242M
ISBN 100486433323
ISBN 139780486433325
OCLC/WorldCa149103321

This thin book contains thirty line drawing reproductions of women drawn in the ukiyo-e style. The copy I was reading was actually a Bookcrossing book ring, so I could only color one page.

I liked the book enough that I might get myself a copy so I can color all the pages. My husband is a /5. Women of the Ukiyo-e (Dover Fashion Coloring Book) This is a lovely book of designs based on the Edo period of Japanese history and Ukiyo-e artwork ( through ) Each of the designs in the.

In Ukiyo-e, author and artist Frederick Harris offers a stunning survey of the art of the Japanese woodblock print. Approaching these prints of "The Floating World" Women of the Ukiyo-e book their subject matter, Harris conveniently divides the book into different chapters on landscapes, flowers, actors, beautiful /5.

The book traces the evolution of ukiyo-e from its origins in metropolitan Edo (Tokyo) art culture as black and white illustrations, to delicate two-color prints and multicolored designs. Advice to admirers on how to collect, care for, view and buy Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints rounds out this book of charming, carefully selected prints.

The book comprises single-page and double-page portraits (each page approximately 10" x 7") of women that are considered among the many appealing Sukenobu's bijinga.

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Asakayama may be translated, poetically, as the "Mountain of dawn perfume," a name evoking the intoxicating "perfume" of the female beauties contained within the covers of the book. An Ukiyo-e Lenormand is a deluxe thirty-six card oracle deck with gold edged cards and a cloth covered box.

The name Ukiyo-e, meaning “floating world,” refers to the style of Japanese woodcuts and paintings made famous in the 19 th century. The deck references Japanese art and culture, including Shinto deities (called kami), Buddhist bodhisattvas, and other mythic figures.

There arose a new type of art in the form of wood-block prints known as ukiyo-e (pictures of the fleeting floating world), which appealed first to the taste of the lowest, but wealthiest, groups of feudal society. The color-print designers eventually won worldwide recognition and influenced Degas, Whistler, and numerous other Western artists.

Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and term ukiyo-e translates as "picture[s] of the floating world".

Bathing was an important ritual in Japanese culture and communal bathhouse scenes were incorporated into ukiyo-e's everyday subject matter as Women of the Ukiyo-e book of the few to include treatment of the nude.

The print is a double sheet print, with four women on the left side and four on the right, one of whom is washing a baby. This is a lovely book of designs based on the Edo period of Japanese history and Ukiyo-e artwork ( through ) Each of the designs in the book has the information about the original artist (from whose woodblock prints the line drawings in this book are derived.) It gives the name, date and information about what the design represents.4/5.

Incorporating themes from classical, literary, and historical sources, Ukiyo-e artists painted the natural environment and interesting landmarks but their favorite subject was beautiful women.

This collection of 30 charming illustrations, adapted from authentic woodblock prints, features lovely ladies in elegant kimonos playing musical instruments, boating, dancing, strolling, and engaged in other activities. Ukiyo-e is a style of Japanese woodblock prints and paintings that were made between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.

Translated, the term ukiyo-e literally means “pictures of the floating world.” In Japan the floating world referred to the world of the geisha—its beautiful women, theatre, and leisure, but the genre of ukiyo-e also included paintings.

Among the images is the famous intimate view of lovers in a private second-floor room of a teahouse (see below), much reproduced in reference books on ukiyo-e and erotica.

The tender gesture of the woman's had placed upon her partner's face as well as his fingers gripping her shoulder are most unusual gestures for ukiyo-e, even in shunga.

Note--Many of these "book recommendations" are NOT for sale by Ukiyoe-Gallery (a very few are designated "View to Purchase").

ALL of the books which we do offer for sale are located in our Gallery #7 under Hard to Find Books on "Shin Hanga" & "Ukiyo-e." *** Our TWO NEWEST "Book of the Month" Recommendations *** "Japanese Woodblock Print Collectors" -- Book of the Month.

Nishiki-e is ukiyo-e in complete color or a general term for ukiyo-e woodblock prints made after By the late 18th century, many of the ukiyo-e were in color and Harunobu Suzuki who was especially famous for his “bijinga” (prints of beautiful women) took an active role during this period.

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Records of women obtaining shunga themselves from booklenders show that they were consumers of it. Though not shunga, it was traditional to present a bride with ukiyo-e depicting scenes from the Tale of Genji. Shunga may have served as sexual guidance for the sons and daughters of wealthy families.

The number of books about ukiyo-e is rather large but some are out of print and available only on the antiquarian market. Here are a few recommendations of excellent, available and very popular ukiyo-e books. They are both educational and a pleasure to read and look at.

Although not an Ukiyo-e image, this portrait is evocative of Ukiyo-e bijin-ga, or pictures of beautiful n photographers, working during the nineteenth century in the Japanese city of Yokohama, often drew inspiration from conventions, subjects, and compositions found in Ukiyo-e images--by that time well known to Western audiences.

Floating Beauty: Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e examines historical perspectives on women and their depiction in art in Edo Period Japan ( – ). Made up entirely of woodblock prints created in the ukiyo-e style, this exhibition highlights female characters in literature, kabuki theatre, and poetry; the courtesans and geisha of the Yoshiwara district; and wives and mothers from different.

In about Utamaro gave up designing prints for books and concentrated on making single portraits of women displayed in half-length, rather than the prints of women in groups favoured by other ukiyo-e artists. In he achieved recognition as an artist, and his semi-exclusive arrangement with the publisher Tsutaya Jūzaburō ended.

The book traces the evolution of ukiyo-e from its origins in metropolitan Edo (Tokyo) art culture as black and white illustrations, to delicate two-color prints and multicolored designs. Advice to admirers on how to collect, care for, view and buy Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints rounds out this book of charming, carefully selected prints.

The Bruce Museum’s recently renovated art gallery, Floating Beauty: Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e examines historical perspectives on women and their depiction in art in Edo Period Japan ( – ). Get this from a library.

Ukiyo-e: years of Japanese art. [Roni Neuer; Herbert Libertson; Susugu Yoshida] -- With ukiyo-e, or pictures of the floating world, Japan left a masterly and unique mark on the world of graphic art. These woodcuts bear a singularly vivid witness to Japanese everyday life between. He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the s.

The ukiyo-e prints had their subject matters firmly rooted in the urban culture of the floating world i.e. actors, women of the floating world, and the kabuki theatre.

Political concerns were addressed indirectly through the guise of distant warriors, scenes that depicted popular satirical fiction, and through the supernatural as an. Although Ukiyo-e was initially considered "low" art, by and for the non-elite classes, its artistic and technical caliber is consistently remarkable.

Ukiyo-e constantly expanded to reflect contemporary tastes, concerns, and innovations over the two and a half centuries of its development. In the hands of the Ukiyo-e artist, the ordinary was transformed into the extraordinary. Ukiyo-e Ukiyo-e is the name given to one of the most important art forms in all of Japan.

Arriving as a new form of art in the 's these prints served as a record of daily life and pleasures in a newly wealthy Japanese society.

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At this time, the popularity of women and actors as subjects began to decline. During the early nineteenth century, Utagawa Hiroshige (–) and Katsushika Hokusai (–) brought the art of ukiyo-e full circle, back to landscape views, often with a seasonal theme, that are among the masterpieces of world printmaking.

Tokyo in Meiji Era and Ukiyo-e. Shinmei Kato - Toshihide Migita - Japanese Books.

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Zeitgenössische Kunst China - Sammlung Essl. Japanische Tattoos. Yoshiaki Kita - Jahrgang Prints of Heroic Women. Ito Shinsui - Bijin Prints. Zhou Lu - Children. Li Haiping -. Shoki ukiyoe ten: han no chikara, fude no chikara = Early ukiyo-e: power of the woodblock, power of the brush by Masako Tanabe, Chiba-shi Bijutsukan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) Ukiyo-e is a genre of the pictorial arts established during the Edo period.

The word "ukiyo" (this life) also means "modern," and Ukiyo-e refers to Fuzokuga, in which paintings depicts the manners and customs of the day.

while Ukiyo-e is descended from Yamato-e painting (a traditional Japanese style painting of the late Heian and Kamakura periods dealing.He was one of the first ukiyo-e artists to be known in Europe and inspired many Western artists.

Utamaro is especially known for his portraits of women, renowned for his ability to subtlety capture their private lives. From courtesans to mothers, he offered a behind-the-scenes understanding of Edo’s women.