Japanese Erotic Art

The Hidden World of Shunga
Author: Ofer Shagan,Mark Halpern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500291177
Category: Art
Page: 472
View: 6900

The definitive book on Japanese erotic art or shunga

Masterclass: Understanding Shunga

A Guide to Japanese Erotic Art
Author: Majella Munro
Publisher: ER Books
ISBN: 1904989543
Category: Art
Page: 159
View: 1667

This sumptous guide explains the cultural forces behind Shunga images and why the Japanese find them so erotic. It also reveals the influence of Shunga on great Western art movements such as Impressionism. Exquisitely and abundantly illustrated, this is the most comprehensively informative book ever to be written on the subject - truly a 'masterclass'.

Shunga

The Essence of Japanese Pillow-Book Eroticism
Author: Bret Norton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789654941440
Category: Self-Help
Page: 144
View: 997

Stories, terms and extracts of illustrated scrolls, known as pillow books, that reflect the atmosphere of Shunga or Japanese eroticism.

Japanese erotic fantasies

sexual imagery of the Edo period
Author: Chris Uhlenbeck,Margarita Winkel,Ellis Tinios,Cecilia Segawa Seigle,Amy Reigle Newland,Oikawa Shigeru
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 332

Much has been written on Japanese woodblock prints, book illustrations and paintings of the Edo period known as Ukiyo-e, but often neglected in any discussion of this rich artistic tradition is the genre of erotic imagery. Many celebrated Ukiyo-e artists such as Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-70), Isoda Koryusai (1735-90), Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815), Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) created significant numbers of sexually explicit compositions that are today collectively referred to as shunga, or 'spring pictures'. As objects deemed injurious to public morals, shunga were banned by the Tokugawa government. Faced with the challenges of working in an illegal genre and the demand for shunga by a voracious public, shunga artists exhibited an innovativeness and creativity in their work that would be remarkable in any age.

Secret Images

Picasso and the Japanese Erotic Print
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500093542
Category: Art
Page: 168
View: 8823

Published to accompany the recent successful exhibition at the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Secret Images sheds exciting new light on Picasso's work - his connection with Japanese art. Neglected by critical studies, Picasso was owned more than sixty erotic Japanese prints, and a selection of these are shown for the first time in the book - alongside Picassos own prints and drawings. Illustrated with images by both Japanese printmakers and the Western artists who followed in their stead, the book features essays by Hayakawa Monta, Richard Bru, Malén Gual and Diana Widmaier Picasso.

Erotic Japonisme

The Influence of Japanese Sexual Imagery on Western Art
Author: Ricard Bru
Publisher: Hotei Pub
ISBN: 9789004258327
Category: Art
Page: 182
View: 3762

Erotic Japonism is the first monograph on the collecting practices of shunga (Japanese erotic prints) in Europe at the turn of the 19th century, most of all among the most renowned artists, and their use as a source of inspiration for them. The publication will take a new look at commonly held perceptions about history of art, revealing surprising dialogues among greatly talented artists such as Rodin, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Beardsley, Sargent, Klimt, Utamaro, Hokusai or Kuniyoshi, as well as many others. -- Publisher.

Shunga

Erotic Art in Japan
Author: Rosina Buckland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781468306989
Category: Art
Page: 175
View: 9436

Showcases top-selected examples of Japanese erotic art created between 1600 and 1900 including pieces by Kitagawa Utamaro and Katsushika Hokusai, demonstrating how the form reflects multiple perspectives, fantasy scenarios, opulent materials and special printing effects.

Decadence

Japanese Fetish Art
Author: Carol Gnojewski,Davis Bromwell
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 83
View: 4448

A lush coffee table book comprising a survey of Ukiyo-e poster art, a genre of Japanese wood block prints of the ancient Edo period (1600-1867) that continues to inspire and inform creators of Japanese manga and anime. Focusing on shunga prints, or Japanese erotica, this is a surreal, vivid and sometimes disorientating collection of fetishistic sexual fantasies that will serve as a bridge between ancient and modern art and erotic literature. In colour and b/w throughout.

Shunga, Images of Spring

Essay on Erotic Elements in Japanese Art
Author: Charles Grosbois
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art, Japanese
Page: 157
View: 6382



Sex and the Floating World

Erotic Images in Japan, 1700-1820
Author: Timon Screech
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824822040
Category: Art
Page: 319
View: 6836

An assessment of the genre of Japanese paintings and prints known as shunga. The text situates these erotic images within the contexts of sexuality, gender and power and re-establishes shunga in Japanese culture and creativity, covering questions of aesthetics and shunga in official art history.

Japanese Erotic Prints

Shunga by Harunobu & Koryūsai
Author: Inge Klompmakers
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 9789074822374
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 5783

This publication offers the reader a ravishing selection of erotic prints ("shunga") by the first full-color woodblock-print masters: Suzuki Harunobu (c. 1725-70) and Isoda Kory{sai (act. c. 1764-88). It is based on a private collection of prints of remarkable quality, their radiant colors perfectly preserved by the albums in which they were kept. The first volume in a popular series on erotic prints by famous Japanese woodblock-print artists, this book contains a detailed general introduction to the genre of "shunga." In addition to a description of the historical and cultural settings of the prints, it focuses in particular on the locations and interiors where the erotic action takes place.

Shunga

Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art
Author: Timothy Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714124766
Category: Art
Page: 536
View: 4357

Discover Japanese art like no other. Originally created by the artists of the ukiyo-e school of the floating world to advertise brothels in 17th-century Yoshiwara, these popular spring pictures (shunga) transcended class and gender in Japan for almost 300 years. These tender, humorous and brightly coloured pieces celebrate sexual pleasure in all its forms, culminating in the beautiful, yet graphic, work of iconic artists Utamaro, Hokusai and Kunisada. This catalogue of a major international exhibition aims to answer some key questions about what shunga is and why was it produced. Erotic Japanese art was heavily suppressed in Japan from the 1870s onwards as part of a process of cultural modernisation that imported many contemporary western moral values. Only in the last twenty years or so has it been possible to publish unexpurgated examples in Japan and this ground-breaking publication presents this fascinating art in its historical and cultural context for the first time. Within Japan, shunga has continued to influence modern forms of art, including manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art. Drawing on the latest scholarship and featuring over 400 images of works from major public and private collections, this landmark book sheds new light on this unique art form within Japanese social and cultural history. Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art is published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum from October 2013 to January 2014.

Genso tanbi

Japanizu erochika in kontenporari ato : Peintingusu irasutoreshonzu doruzu ando moa
Author: Yohei Okoda
Publisher: Pie Books
ISBN: 9784756244956
Category: Art, Japanese
Page: 1
View: 1264

This book presents an outstanding collection of contemporary erotic art in Japan from both celebrated and up-and-coming artists. It includes a Japanese and English exposition of the latest Japanese erotic art with detailed analysis on its many different genres that have captured the imagination of fans from all over the world. This book is for both men and women, art lovers, and fans of Japanese subculture and anime.

The Book in Japan

A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century
Author: Peter Francis Kornicki
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824823375
Category: History
Page: 498
View: 1661

This monograph covers every major aspect of the book in traditional Japan: its place in Japanese history; books as material objects; manuscript cultures; printing; the Edo period book trade; authors and readers; and importation and exportation."

Yoshiwara

The Glittering World of the Japanese Courtesan
Author: Cecilia Segawa Seigle
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824814885
Category: History
Page: 310
View: 3548

Yoshiwara is the first attempt in nearly a century to give a comprehensive and detailed account of Edo-period Japan's legendary pleasure quarter. The book begins with a brief history of prostitution in Japan and follows with a survey of the Yoshiwara from its origins in the early 1600s to shortly after the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Yoshiwara society possessed for most of its history considerable glamour and surface allure, yet, at the same time, it accommodated attitudes and activities that today could only be regarded as exploitative and inhumane. Cecilia Segawa Seigle looks impartially at all aspects of Yoshiwara life, offering much information - the result of painstaking research in primary sources - that will be a revelation to readers in the West. While discussing in depth the highly specialized and idiosyncratic world of licensed prostitution, Seigle also makes the reader aware of the broader impact of this insular entertainment quarter on the manners and mores of other segments of Japanese society, both then and now. Arranged chronologically, Yoshiwara is not so much a history as a companion to studies of Edo-period literature, theatre, and the visual arts. It provides an overview of the social, cultural, and economic influences on and of this microcosm of early-modern urban Japan. An especially engaging feature of this readable text is the liberal use of anecdotes from contemporary sources. Specialists will find particularly interesting the carefully researched and clearly written exposition of the quarter's complex hierarchy and elaborate code of behavior. While always maintaining the distinction between fact and fabrication, this fascinating study seeks to delineate the truths that lie behind the legends.

Shunga + Bijinga = Erotica


Author: Bob Bentley
Publisher: Kahboom
ISBN: 9780957627550
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 176
View: 5817

This book presents the Japanese art of Shunga and Bijinga from the mid 1700s to the mid 1950s. Shunga is Japanese for 'spring pictures' but means 'erotic art'. The translation of Bijinga is 'pictures of beautiful people' meaning women, commonly referred to as 'beauties'. There is a link between them, as both are sexual in nature, with many pictures being of courtesans, or women as subjects of desire. But there is a lot more to it than that! This is not an academic book but more a personal journey of discovery by an accidental collector of Japanese woodblock prints. Bob Bentley informs, entertains and hopefully inspires like-minded fellow travelers embarking on similar explorations. The illustrations show a fascinating culture which thrived in the period when Japan was isolated from the rest of the world up to a time when the style and beauty of its art eventually exploded into the Western imagination. Bob has acquired a number of rare and original prints, as well as the more affordable, including re-prints, some almost as wonderful. The book is based purely on his collection - with delicate prints reproduced in high quality - imperfections and all. Many are exquisite works of art. This is a demonstration of the art that many people can acquire - at one level or another. Although there may be several hand made prints available of the same image, no two are identical. In buying prudently, you will see how it is possible to enjoy originals of the greatest artists, alongside beautifully crafted reprints. Here is a real passion, expressed in clear language, demystifying a culture that has provided the world with some of the most glorious art that has ever been seen.

春画


Author: 高岡一弥
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9784756243683
Category: Art
Page: 1
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アートディレクター高岡一弥による、驚愕のボリュームと美しさで魅せる、「春画」グラフィックス。

Neo Shunga

An Introduction to Japanese Pop Erotica
Author: Cocoro Books
Publisher: Cocoro Books
ISBN: 9781932897555
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 80
View: 9678

Japan's shunga woodblock prints were originally created to advertise the facilities of the Edo-era pleasure quarters, including tea houses, restaurants and theaters, as well as the brothels. But this new art form quickly took on a life of its own, portraying every imaginable form of sexual activity from straight heterosexual acts through sodomy, bestiality and a wide range of fetishes. Today, these images of sex, many of which are grossly caricatured with outrageously proportioned genitalia, are highly sought after by collectors of art and erotica the world over. Neo Shunga, introduced here as part of the current Japanese trend of restyling traditional fashions for the 21st century, brings together in one volume some of the most fascinating images to come out of the shunga movement. These include acts of voyeurism, masturbation, menage a trios, group sex, and even bestiality with an octopus. Contains graphic sexual imagery