Japanese Erotic Art

The Hidden World of Shunga
Author: Ofer Shagan,Mark Halpern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500291177
Category: Art
Page: 472
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The definitive book on Japanese erotic art or shunga

Japanese Erotic Art

The Hidden World of Shunga
Author: Ofer Shagan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500239148
Category:
Page: 472
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Japanese erotic art, shunga, has a long history, with thousands of paintings, prints, and illustrated books produced, mostly from the seventeenth to late nineteenth centuries. Shunga literally means picture of spring spring being a common Japanese euphemism for sex and the works celebrate all facets of human sexuality with great candor. Unlike earlier books that have tended to focus on individual artists, this new publication has a thematic structure, covering the whole spectrum of sexual practice and expression, including adultery and jealousy, voyeurism, orgasm, and violent sex and death. Using images from his own unparalleled collection, Ofer Shagan brings the rich and vast world of shunga to modern view, highlighting the messages, symbols, and humor that often appear in the background but are fundamentally significant for understanding the messages in the art.

Masterclass: Understanding Shunga

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

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

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
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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.

Shunga

The Essence of Japanese Pillow-Book Eroticism
Author: Bret Norton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789654941440
Category: Self-Help
Page: 144
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Stories, terms and extracts of illustrated scrolls, known as pillow books, that reflect the atmosphere of Shunga or Japanese eroticism.

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
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Sex and the Floating World

Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820 - Second Edition
Author: Timon Screech
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861894328
Category: Art
Page: 320
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During the Edo period in eighteenth-century Japan, erotic paintings and prints known today as shunga were popular among both men and women. Yet, prior to Tim Screech’s definitive study, Sex and the Floating World, no one had attempted to situate these overtly sexual images within the contexts of the sexual, gender, or class tensions of the time. Newly revised and expanded, this second edition of Sex and the Floating World examines how and why these images were made and used. Along the way, Screech illuminates a provocative world of sexual fantasy in Edo Japan. ‘With concern, proportion, wit and a bit of levity, the author of this authoritative and invaluable contribution to scholarship has given us the book for which we have long waited.”—Japan Times “Screech provides a fascinating and informative introduction to the social and sexual habits of pre-modern Japan, copiously illustrated and full of witty anecdotes as well as solid scholarly research. The ideal bedtime read?”—Insight Japan

Japanese Erotic Prints

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

Erotic Japonisme

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

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
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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.

Decadence

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

Secret Images

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

Shunga

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

Japanese Erotica

A Sexy Adult Coloring Book
Author: Natalie Tate
Publisher: Bluehill Publications
ISBN: 9781887593700
Category: Art
Page: 46
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An erotically charged coloring book of sexy Japanese couples entwined in the throes of passionate love-making. These 23 seductive images are drawn from Japanese Erotic Art masterpieces known as shunga. Each coloring page is beautifully drawn, evocative and alluring.

Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories By Utamaro, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, and Other Artists of the Floating World


Author: Gian Carlo Calza
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714849966
Category: Art
Page: 384
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Shunga

The Erotic Art of Japan
Author: Marco Fagioli
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789302458
Category: Art
Page: 174
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Shunga, or "images of spring," are erotic polychrome engravings painted by the masters of the Japanese Ukiyo-e school during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The shunga served as illustrations for love novels, instructive albums for young wives, and even lucky charms for warriors. This book is the first to present a special collection of rare, previously unpublished prints, enriched by texts that introduce the various periods and defining characteristics of the genre. Unabashed and exquisitely rendered, these images are a surprising accessible visual chronicle of erotic fine art.

Yoshiwara

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