Sep 9, 2015

KUNIYOSHI Show : UKIYO-e Artist of the Edo

KUNIYOSHI Show : UKIYO-e Artist of the Edo
@ Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

Date:September 11 (Fri) - October 18 (Sun)
Place:Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
Admission:Adult 1100yen Student:700yen

As an ukiyo-e master active around the end of the Edo Period, Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861) earned the nickname “The Gekiga Artist of Edo” for his novel and humorous works inspired by a wide range of subjects, including portraits of actors, warriors and beautiful women as well as landscape and paintings of scenes from history. This exhibit introduces the artistic world of Kuniyoshi, a man known as a “master of the fantastic” through displays of around 200 of his representative works: from his dynamic “Suikoden (The Water Margin)” series, which first won him fame, to his satirical works which parodied the age in which he lived with anthropomorphized versions of cats, foxes, raccoon dogs and other animals found in daily life, as well as western style landscape and original drawings, few of which still remain.

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