Kitagawa Utamaro


Author: Utamaro Kitagawa,Jonathan Watkins,Julie Nelson Davis
Publisher: Ikon Gallery
ISBN: 9781904984665
Category: Ukiyoe
Page: 136
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This catalogue accompanies an exhibition at Ikon (September – November 2010) which is a survey of woodblock prints by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro (c.1753 – 1806) from the collection of the British Museum. The exhibition focuses on images of women, in particular the courtesans of Yoshiwara, the regulated brothel district in Edo (now Tokyo). Born in the mid-1750s in Edo, Utamaro was taught by Toriyama Sekien, a painter of the academic Kano school, and subsequently formed a professional partnership with master publisher Tsutaya J?zabur?. This collaboration was key to the rise of Utamaro's reputation as a chronicler of the Yoshiwara district, and more generally, as a leading exponent of ukiyo-e ('pictures of the floating world'). Images of bijinga (beautiful people), Kabuki actors, landscapes and city life were typical of ukiyo-e, espousing a life lived only for the moment. They informed, amused and distracted their audience by depicting available pleasures. Utamaro's images of the women of Yoshiwara, often conceived in series, functioned as sophisticated advertisements or guides to a sensuous world, untroubled by overt references to the dif?culties of work and politics. Ikon also shows a number of Utamaro's explicitly erotic works, called 'spring pictures' or shunga. Issued as albums of sheet prints and as illustrated books, they are unambiguous in their intention to titillate. Curated by British artist Julian Opie and Timothy Clark (Head of the Japanese Department, British Museum).

Twelve wood-block prints of Kitagawa Utamaro

illustrating the process of silk culture
Author: Utamaro Kitagawa,Edwin E. Grabhorn,Irma Grabhorn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sericulture
Page: 36
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Utamaro


Author: Julius Kurth
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5876712310
Category: History
Page: 390
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The Complete Woodblock Prints of Kitagawa Utamaro

A Descriptive Catalogue
Author: Gina Collia-Suzuki
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955979637
Category: Art
Page: 611
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The first catalogue to document all of Utamaro's known print designs in the broadsheet format, provides a comprehensive descriptive listing of the artist's works, along with more than 130 reproductions of his prints, with accompanying indices to aid in the location of specific works by publisher's mark, subject, or title.

Utamaro


Author: Edmond de Goncourt
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780428227
Category: Art
Page: 256
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Wenn die Sinnlichkeit einen Namen hätte, so würde dieser ohne Zweifel Utamaro lauten denn Utamaro beschwört in seiner Darstellung des Gartens der Freuden, der Edo (Tokio) einstmals war, mit der Pracht seiner Gewänder, den Schwanenhälsen seiner Frauen und den geheimnisvollen Blicken mit einigen wenigen Linien die sinnlichen Freuden des Orients herauf. Auch wenn einige seiner Bilder auf diskrete Weise die Spiele von Liebenden verraten, so ruft eine große Anzahl seiner Shungas uns in Erinnerung, dass die Liebe in Japan in erster Linie erotisch ist.

The Edward Burr Van Vleck Collection of Japanese Prints


Author: Elvehjem Museum of Art
Publisher: Chazen Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780932900241
Category: Art
Page: 352
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The Van Vleck collection of Japanese woodblock prints is one of the Elvehjem Museum of Art’s (now the Chazen Museum of Art) most important collections of more than 3700 prints collected by Van Vleck between 1910 and 1943, including the prints that Frank Lloyd Wright collected in Japan in the 1920s. This copiously illustrated catalog is the culmination of several years of intensive study and documentation, and is the first step in making this impressive collection accessible to museum visitors and scholars. Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kitagawa Utamaro


Author: Yoné Noguchi,Utamaro Kitagawa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 131
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喜多川歌麿


Author: Shūgō Asano,Timothy Clark
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Color prints, Japanese
Page: 556
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A two-volume catalogue of over 500 works by the pivotal artist of the Ukiyo-e school, Kitagawa Utamaro. It includes rare surviving hanging scroll paintings, wood-block prints in complete series and all of Utamaro's illustrated books.

Songs of the Garden


Author: Yasuko Betchaku,Joan B. Mirviss
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870993682
Category: Animals
Page: 48
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Utamaro no onnae

Kitagawa Utamaro
Author: 菊地貞夫
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 100
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Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty


Author: Julie Nelson Davis
Publisher: Julie Nelson Davis
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 296
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Utamaro reinterprets the famous Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) in the context of his times. Utamaro became one of the most influential artists working in the genre of ukiyo-e, the pictures of the floating world, in late eighteenth-century Japan, and was widely appreciated for his prints of beautiful women. selected print sets, and employing newer approaches in literature, art history, area, and gender studies, Davis reconstructs the place of the ukiyo-e artist within the commercial print market and demonstrates how Utamaro's images participated in a larger spectacle of gender and identity in the city of Edo (present-day Tokyo). Utamaro's authorial persona was defined through the print medium as an artist and an expert on women, marketing connoisseurial values for both art and the female body within Edo's entertainment culture. much this appropriation of cultural authorship also posed a challenge to the political establishment. The book thus offers a new approach to issues of the status of the artist and the construction of gender, identity, sexuality, and celebrity in the Edo period. A significant contribution to the field, this book will be appreciated by readers interested in Japanese arts and cultures, gender and women's studies, and in the broader issues of art history and cultural studies.

Japanese Art in Detail


Author: John Reeve
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674023918
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Beginning by asking, âeoeWhat is Japanese art?âe this book supplies an answer so broad in its reach, so rich in detail, and so extensively illustrated as to give a reader not just a true picture, but also a fine understanding, of Japanese art. Arranged thematically, the book includes chapters on nature and pleasure, landscape and beauty, all framed by the themes of serenity and turmoil, the two poles of Japanese culture ancient and modern. Highlightingâe"close up and in colorâe"outstanding examples of design and craft in prints, paintings and screens, metalwork, ceramics, wood, stone, and lacquer, Japanese Art in Detail presents each image alongside enlarged details--details that otherwise might be virtually invisible to the naked eye--thus affording intriguing comparisons between seemingly unrelated pieces. Throughout, John Reeve provides cultural context while pointing out exceptional features. Though drawn from one extraordinary sourceâe"the British Museumâe"the specific objects pictured here are representative of many others in public and private collections worldwide, and offer a clear idea, both broad and particular, of what constitutes Japanese art. Most of these images, as well as many of those mentioned, are accessible electronically through the British Museum's online database, as are several tours linked to recent exhibits.