Masters of Color – Late Edo Period Ukiyo-e Artists

Friday, April 29, 2016

A discussion of famous woodblock artists of the Utagawa school: Hiroshige, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, each with distinct and diverse styles who represented, along with Yoshitsuya, the last ukiyo-e masters of the Edo period (1603-1868)....

Printing In Progress... – History of Woodblock Printing

Friday, May 08, 2015

Printing has a long history as both a practical tool and an art form, from textile to text printing; woodblock printing to lithography. Perhaps most famous in woodblock printing is Japan's ukiyo-e prints, which flourished from the early 17th century. Although the art form waned toward the end of the 19th century, several masters remained loyal to the traditional craft and created some of the most collected pieces in woodblock printing...

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