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.

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).

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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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: Utamaro Kitagawa,Muneshige Narazaki,Sadao Kikuchi
Publisher: Kodansha America
ISBN: N.A
Category: Prints, Japanese
Page: 96
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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.

Utamaro Revealed

A Guide to Subjects, Themes & Motifs
Author: Gina Collia-Suzuki
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955979606
Category: Ukiyoe
Page: 206
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Kitagawa Utamaro is one of the most well-known figures in the history of Japanese art, renowned for his portraits of beautiful women. He is recognised as having been the leading light of the Ukiyo-e School during its golden age, and his influence upon the work of Western artists has been beyond measure. He produced in the region of 2,000 woodblock prints, approximately one third of which take their subjects from the licensed pleasure quarter of Edo, with the remainder being made up of images of popular beauties, pairs of famous lovers, historical and mythical figures, domestic scenes, and the physiognomic studies for which he is best-known. With 90 reproductions of the artist s prints, designs grouped and discussed according to subject, and with illustrations of publishers marks, artist s signatures, and the names of figures commonly inscribed upon his works, this reference guide provides the most comprehensive resource for identifying the subjects portrayed in Utamaro s prints to date."

Utamaro

colour prints and paintings
Author: Jack Ronald Hillier,Utamaro Kitagawa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Color prints, Japanese
Page: 161
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Utamaro

Portraits from the Floating World
Author: 忠·小林
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 9784770027306
Category: Art
Page: 95
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This volume presents the work of Utamaro, the master ukiyo-e portraitist of women. It includes colour reproductions from 'Ten Studies of Female Physiognomy' and 'Great Love Themes of Classical Poetry'. Who was the man behind the pseudonym 'Utamaro'? We know that he was one of the greatest artists of eighteenth-century Japan, and that he was a master portraitist of women in the woodblock-print tradition known as ukiyo-e. But as for the man himself, we know almost nothing. The little there is-gleaned from contemporary books, miscellaneous writings, temple registers-is

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.

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

喜多川歌麿


Author: Shūgō Asano,Timothy Clark
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Color prints, Japanese
Page: 556
View: 5176
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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.

Ehon

The Artist and the Book in Japan
Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 320
View: 2016
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Ehon - or "picture books"- are part of an incomparable 1,200-year-old Japanese tradition. Created by artists and craftsmen, most ehon also feature essays, poems, or other texts written in beautiful, distinctive calligraphy. They are by nature collaborations: visual artists, calligraphers, writers, and designers join forces with papermakers, binders, block cutters, and printers. The books they create are strikingly beautiful, highly charged microcosms of deep feeling, sharp intensity, and extraordinary intelligence. In the elegant, richly illustrated Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan, renowned scholar Roger S. Keyes traces the history and evolution of these remarkable books through seventy key works, including many great rarities and unique masterpieces, from the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library, one of the foremost collections of Japanese illustrated books in the West. The earliest ehon were made as religious offerings or talismans, but their great flowering began in the early modern period (1600-1868) and has continued, with new media and new styles and subjects, to the present. Shiohi no tsuto (Gifts of the Ebb Tide, 1789; often called The Shell Book) by Kitagawa Utamaro, one of the supreme achievements of the ehon tradition, is reproduced in full. Michimori (ca. 1604), a luxuriously produced libretto for a No play is also featured, as are Saito- Shu-ho's cheerful Kishi empu (Mr. Ginger's Book of Love, 1803), Kamisaka Sekka's brilliant Momoyogusa (Flowers of a Hundred Worlds, 1910), and many more. Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan ends with ehon by some of the most innovative practitioners of the twentieth century. Among these are Chizu (The Map, 1965), Kawada Kikuji's profound photographic requiem for Hiroshima; Yoko Tawada's and Stephan Kohler's affecting Ein Gedicht für ein Buch (A Poem for a Book, 1996); and Vija Celmins's and Eliot Weinberger's Hoshi (The Stars, 2005). The magnificent ehon tradition originated in Japan and developed there under very specific conditions, but it has long since burst its bounds, like any living tradition. Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan suggests that when artists meet readers in these contrived, protected, focused, sacred book "worlds," the possibilities for pleasure, insight, and inspiration are limitless. Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan was praised as "illuminating" in The New York Times' review of the New York Public Library's exhibit. http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/10/21/arts/design/21ehon.html

The Artist as Professional in Japan


Author: Melinda Takeuchi
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804743556
Category: Art
Page: 262
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"The book also addresses issues of canon formation: by what complex process are some artists and objects singled out to communicate rhetorical or aesthetic meaning while others lapse into the background."--Jacket.

Kitagawa Utamaro


Author: Yoné Noguchi,Utamaro Kitagawa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 131
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The Floating World


Author: James Albert Michener
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824808730
Category: Art
Page: 453
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Examines the development of the Japanese art of printmaking in the context of the history and culture of Japan