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喜多川歌麿: Beauty and Letter - Artelino

喜多川歌麿: Beauty and Letter - Artelino

When one thinks of items representative of Japan the list inevitably includes kimono, sushi and bullet trains but one shouldn’t overlook the beauty of Japanese woodblock prints or ukiyo-e.  The word ukiyo refers to the world of common people and e means picture. This art form originated in the late sixteenth century in the ancient capital of Kyoto and the first ukiyo-e were not woodblock prints at all but paintings of everyday life.

When one thinks of items representative of Japan the list inevitably includes kimono, sushi and bullet trains but one shouldn’t overlook the beauty of Japanese woodblock prints or ukiyo-e. The word ukiyo refers to the world of common people and e means picture. This art form originated in the late sixteenth century in the ancient capital of Kyoto and the first ukiyo-e were not woodblock prints at all but paintings of everyday life.

Kitagawa Utamaro  Title:Courtesan

Kitagawa Utamaro Title:Courtesan

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Title:高島屋おひさ The Beauty Ohisa from Takashimaya Artist:喜多川歌麿 Kitagawa Utamaro

Title:高島屋おひさ The Beauty Ohisa from Takashimaya Artist:喜多川歌麿 Kitagawa Utamaro

喜多川歌麿 辰巳路考 たつみろこう Tatsumi Roko by Kitagawa Utamaro, circa from the series “Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets." Art Institute of Chicago.

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