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.

Japan’s Sexual Gods

Shrines, Roles and Rituals of Procreation and Protection
Author: Stephen Turnbull
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004293787
Category: Religion
Page: 440
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Japan’s Sexual Gods is an exciting original work about the deities represented by phalluses and female sexual objects in Japanese shrines. Their roles in procreation and protection, their rituals and festivals are described in detail along with unique location photographs.

"Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900 "


Author: MeliaBelli Bose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351536567
Category: Art
Page: 372
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Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500?1900 brings women's engagements with art into a pan-Asian dialogue with essays that examine women as artists, commissioners, collectors, and subjects from India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. The artistic media includes painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, and photography. The book is broadly concerned with four salient questions: How unusual was it for women to engage directly with art? What factors precluded more women from doing so? In what ways did women's artwork or commissions differ from those of men? And, what were the range of meanings for woman as subject matter? The chapters deal with historic individuals about whom there is considerable biographical information. Beyond locating these uncommon women within their socio-cultural milieux, contributors consider the multiple strands that twined to comprise their complex identities, and how these impacted their works of art. In many cases, the woman's status-as wife, mother, widow, ruler, or concubine (and multiple combinations thereof), as well as her religion and lineage-determined the media, style, and content of her art. Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500?1900 adds to our understanding of works of art, their meanings, and functions.

Japan Review

Bulletin of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Japan
Page: N.A
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Shunga

ars amandi in Japan
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783803018090
Category:
Page: 174
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Partners in Print

Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market
Author: Julie Nelson Davis
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 242
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Four case studies give evidence of what constituted modes of collaboration among artistic producers in the period. In each case Davis explores a different configuration of collaboration: that between a teacher and a student, two painters and their publishers, a designer and a publisher, and a writer and an illustrator. Each investigates a mode of partnership through a single work: a specially commissioned print, a lavishly illustrated album, a printed handscroll, and an inexpensive illustrated novel. These case studies explore the diversity of printed things in the period ranging from expensive works made for a select circle of connoisseurs to those meant to be sold at a modest price to a large audience.

Gay Art


Author: James Smalls
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780428200
Category: Art
Page: 288
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Dieses Buch versteht sich nicht als Lobschrift auf die Homosexualität. Die Studien des Kunsthistorikers James Smalls widmen sich vielmehr der Rolle der Homosexualität in der Kunstgeschichte und der Frage nach ihrem Beitrag zur emotionalen Entwicklung der Menschheit. In einer Zeit, da Vorurteile in vielen Ländern überwunden sind, bietet diese sachkundige und unterhaltsame Analyse völlig neue Sichtweisen auf die Meisterwerke der Kunstgeschichte.

Japan Stil


Author: Gian Carlo Calza
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714870571
Category:
Page: 303
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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.

Censoring Art

Silencing the Artwork
Author: Roisin Kennedy,Riann Coulter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838608117
Category: Art
Page: 208
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Art is continuously subjected to insidious forms of censorship. This may be by the Church to guard against moral degeneration, by the State to promote a specific political agenda or by the art market, to elevate one artist above another. Now, and in the last century, artwork that touches on ethnic, religious, sexual, national or institutional sensitivities is liable to be destroyed or hidden away, ignored or side-lined. Drawing from new research into historical and contemporary case-studies, Censoring Art: Silencing the Artwork provides diverse ways of understanding the purpose and mechanisms of art censorship across distinct geopolitical and cultural contexts from Iran, Japan, and Uzbekistan to Britain, Ireland, Canada, Macedonia, Soviet Russia, and Cyprus. Its contributions uncover the impact of this silent control of the production and exhibition of art and consider how censorship has affected art practice and public perceptions of artworks.

Erotische Fantasien


Author: Hans-Jürgen Döpp
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1781603588
Category: Art
Page: 256
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Auf dieser virtuellen Reise werden wir einer Vielfalt von Sichtweisen der tausend Metamorphosen der Sexualität begegnen. Sie zeigt, dass nichts natürlicher ist als das sexuelle Verlangen, und nichts weniger natürlich als die Formen, in denen es sich äußert und befriedigt. Dieses Buch lädt Sie zu einer außergewöhnlichen Reise ein, die den Blick auf eine Geographie der Lust öffnen wird.

The Japanese Art of Sex

How to Tease, Seduce, and Pleasure the Samurai in Your Bedroom
Author: Jina Bacarr
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
ISBN: 1880656841
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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Learn how to use the ancient and modern Japanese sexual practices of court ladies, courtesans and geisha to spark romance and deliver an erotic "floating world" of pleasure to you and your partner.

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 art of love in Japan
Author: Tom Evans,Mary Anne Evans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 284
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Gender and Power in the Japanese Visual Field


Author: Joshua S. Mostow,Norman Bryson,Maribeth Graybill
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824825720
Category: Art
Page: 291
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In this, the first collection in English of feminist-oriented research on Japanese art and visual culture, an international group of scholars examines representations of women in a wide range of visual work. The volume begins with Chino Kaori's now-classic essay Gender in Japanese Art, which introduced feminist theory to Japanese art. This is followed by a closer look at a famous thirteenth-century battle scroll and the production of bijin (beautiful women) prints within the world of Edoperiod advertising. A rare homoerotic picture-book is used to extrapolate the grammar of desire as represented in late seventeenth-century Edo. In the modern period, contributors consider the introduction to Meiji Japan of the Western nude and oil-painting and examine Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) and the role of one of its famous artists. The book then shifts its focus to an examination of paintings produced for the Japanese-sponsored annual salons held in colonial Korea. The post-war period comes under scrutiny in a study of the novel Woman in the Dunes and its film adaptation. The critical discourse that surrounded women artists of the late twentieth-century - the Super Girls of Art - i

Andon

Bulletin of the Society for Japanese Arts and Crafts
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art, Japanese
Page: N.A
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Zephyr

Paintings by Gajin Fujita
Author: Elizabeth Dunbar,Gajin Fujita,Dave Hickey,Franklin Sirmans,Jason Steuber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art, Japanese
Page: 79
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The Cosmic Embrace

An Illustrated Guide to Sacred Sex
Author: John Stevens
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 191
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A survey of art from around the world and through the ages that explores the dimension of sexuality, this book demonstrates how the notion of sexual relationships as something honourable, fulfilling and beneficial is nothing new, nor is the idea limited to the traditions of the mystic East.

Early Modern Japan


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Japan
Page: N.A
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