Hiroshige landscape cityscape PDF/EPUB ¸ Hiroshige

Hiroshige landscape cityscape Utagawa Hiroshige is one of the best known of all Japanese woodblock print designers He is particularly renowned for his landscape prints, which are among the most frequently reproduced of all Japanese works of art Hiroshige s landscape prints were hugely successful both in Japan and in the West Their unusual compositions, humorous depictions of people involved in everyday activities and masterly expression of weather, light and seasons, proved enormously influential on many leading European artists Aimed at a general audience, this book illustrates and discussesHiroshige landscape prints in the Ashmolean Museum s collection and explores their historical background It gives a concise introduction to Hiroshige s life and career within the context of Japan s booming nineteenth century woodblock print industry and explores the development of the landscape print as a new genre in this period It also discusses and illustrates the process and techniques of traditional Japanese woodblock print makingClare Pollard is Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Mitsuko Ito Watanabe is Assistant Director at the Oxford Centre for Asian Archaeology, Art and Culture and Research Associate in the Ashmolean Museum s Department of Eastern Art

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