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'.

Modern Shunga


Author: Matthew Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101982713
Category: Humor
Page: 32
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In a series of 24 full-color drawings satirical cartoonist Matthew Martin captures of the essence of Modern Shunga, and updates it with witty and often unlikely cultural and artistic references. Modern Shunga is perfect gift for lovers of, well, high-class dirty pictures. The project began when Martin, a well known Australian cartoonist and illustrator, was asked by a friend to paint the identifying icons on the mens and ladies room doors in a new, upscale Japanese restaurant outside of Sydney. After countless and generally inappropriate attempts, Martin rekindled his great admiration for shunga, and developed the series of drawings in this book. The works were exhibited at a distinguished Sydney gallery to rave reviews and the development of a cult following.

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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Shunga

Stages of Desire
Author: Honolulu Museum of Art,Shawn Eichman,Stephen Salel,Stephen Jost
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 9780847843794
Category: Art
Page: 312
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A gorgeous presentation devoted to the art of Japanese eroticism, drawn from the Honolulu Museum of Art’s rare and distinguished collection. The Japanese paintings and prints called shunga (literally "spring pictures") reflected the thriving sexual culture of early modern Japan and depicted with sensitivity and nuance the private lives of various social types, from courtesans and Kabuki actors to ordinary townspeople. Organized around a series of exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art, this sumptuous volume presents art from the museum’s vast holdings of ukiyo-e prints, woodblock-printed books, and paintings, particularly those originating from the collections of scholar Richard D. Lane and famed author James A. Michener. These fascinating works, dating from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, explore Japan’s sexual culture (including issues of gender and the country’s ever-evolving sex industry) with humor as well as a surprisingly sophisticated literary and art-historical approach. Sure to become a collector’s item, this gorgeously designed publication offers stunning color plates showcasing numerous and unusual examples of exquisite Japanese erotica. Texts by leading scholars of shunga and ukiyo-e complete this treasure album of a book.

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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Shunga

Erotic Art in Japan
Author: Rosina Buckland
Publisher: Abrams Press
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.

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

A Colouring Book of Japanese Erotica
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780962328473
Category:
Page: N.A
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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.

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.

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.

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.

How Claims Spread

Cross-National Diffusion of Social Problems
Author: Joel Best
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202366494
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
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Best's anthology examines for the first time how diverse social issues--road rage, the metric system, gun control, and abortion are among those included--migrate across national boundaries, modifying themselves from place to place as a result of different claims, claimsmakers, and policy responses. This unique collection, assembled from new research by an international group of social problems scholars, will fill a gap in undergraduate and graduate level studies in the constructionist analyses of social problems, as well as in political science, public policy, and criminology. Claims concerning one social problem often influence those about another: claimsmakers borrow rhetoric and tactics from one another. In some cases, experienced claimsmakers join efforts to call attention to other social problems: compelling images (e.g., the threatened child or random violence) link claims about different problems and reactions to one set of claims. These case studies describe very different processes, ranging from deliberate attempts to disseminate social problem claims to developments that were more inadvertent, from successes in which social problem constructions spread to new countries to failures in which claims were sown, but failed to take root. They are intended to suggest that the diffusion of social problems is neither simple nor automatic. Joel Best is professor and chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware. He has served as an editorial advisor for Aldine that has produced fifty titles.

Human and Divine

2000 Years of Indian Sculpture
Author: Balraj Khanna,George Michell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9781853322105
Category: Art
Page: 84
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Catalog for the Hayward Gallery's touring exhibition of their show featuring 2000 years of Indian sculpture. This is a distribution-only title for which there are no supporting materials.