29 décembre 2019

The MAK Vienna opens an exhibition devoted to the late period of the ukiyo-e

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, The Spirit of Asakura Tōgo , 1851 © MAK / Georg Mayer VIENNA.- For the 150th anniversary of Austrian-Japanese friendship the MAK exhibition KUNIYOSHI +: Design and Entertainment in Japanese Woodblock Prints is devoted to the late period of the ukiyo-e. The show’s main spotlight is on one of the most important and innovative artists of the nineteenth century, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797– 1861). Selected prints from the extensive woodblock print collection in the MAK show his works so to... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2018

Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries reopen at the British Museum

The galleries have seen major improvements to their design and infrastructure which considerably improve the display of some 430 artworks and archaeological and historical artefacts dating from ancient prehistory to the present day. © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The British Museum reopened some of its most popular galleries after nine-months of refurbishment. The Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries opened to the public again on 27 September 2018, displaying highlights from the Museum’s extensive... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

Enfers et fantômes d'Asie au Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Enfers et fantômes d'Asie au Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Plongée dans le monde des esprits, de l’épouvante et des créatures fantastiques, l’exposition ENFERS ET FANTÔMES D’ASIE présentée au musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac s’empare des histoires de fantômes en Asie Orientale et du Sud-Est et de leurs adaptations contemporaines. Un parcours aux frontières du réel, où se croisent principalement le cinéma, l’art religieux, le théâtre, la création contemporaine, le manga ou le jeu vidéo. Des estampes d’Hokusai à... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2017

Two Japanese Master Printmakers Go Head to Head in "Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada"

BOSTON—Rival artists Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1864) were the two best-selling designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. Featuring 100 works drawn from the preeminent Japanese collection housed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisadarevives the centuries-old competition and invites visitors to decide which of the two artists is their personal favorite. Kunisada was more popular during his lifetime, famous for realistic portraits of... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2010

"Under the Skin: Tattoos in Japanese Prints" @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

Kitagawa Utamaro I, Japanese, (?)–1806, Onitsutaya Azamino and Gontarô, a Man of the World (Onitsutaya Azamino, isami-tsû Gontarô), from the series True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love (Jitsu kurabe iro no minakami) 「実競色乃美名家見 鬼蔦屋薊野 いさみ通権太四良」Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 25 cm (15 1/4 x 9 13/16 in. Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach in memory of Charles Hovey Pepper, 1954. Accession number: 54.1519. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston BOSTON,... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2009

Utagawa Kuniyoshi @ the Royal Academy of Arts

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Mitsukuni Defies the Skeleton-spectre Conjoured up by Princess Takiyasha, 1845 46 Colour woodblock, oban triptych (centre sheet) 37.2 x 25.3 cm. The British Museum, JA 1915.8-23.0915, 09 LONDON.- This Spring, the Royal Academy of Arts will present an exhibition on one of the greatest Japanese print artists, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 – 1861). Featuring over 150 works, the exhibition will present Kuniyoshi as a master of imaginative design. It will reveal the graphic power and beauty of his prints across an... [Lire la suite]
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