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Ukiyo-e - Virtual Culture. A Guide to the Ukiyo-e Sites of the Internet. Ukiyo-e. Ukiyo-e, or ukiyo-ye (浮世絵; Japanese pronunciation: []; "pictures of the floating world"), is a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries.


Aimed at the prosperous merchant class in the urbanizing Edo period (1603–1867), depictions of beautiful women; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and erotica were amongst the popular themes. Edo (modern Tokyo) was chosen as the seat of government by the military dictatorship in the early 17th century. The merchant class at the bottom of the social order found themselves the greatest beneficiaries of the city's rapid economic growth. Many indulged in the entertainments of kabuki theatre, courtesans, and geisha of the pleasure districts. The term ukiyo ("floating world") came to describe this hedonistic lifestyle. Introduction - The Floating World of Ukiyo-e (Library of Congres. The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance showcases the Library's spectacular holdings of Japanese "Ukiyo-e" (translated as pictures of the floating, or sorrowful, world) and is the first public viewing of this important and previously unseen collection.

Introduction - The Floating World of Ukiyo-e (Library of Congres

Featured are selected Ukiyo-e prints, books, and drawings from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries and other related works from the Library's collections created by Japanese and Western artists into the twentieth century. The Library of Congress owes its extensive holdings of Ukiyo-e prints and printed books to a host of different collectors, including Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and President William Howard Taft.

However, the most extensive collection of Ukiyo-e at the Library was assembled by Crosby Stuart Noyes (1825-1908), an owner and editor-in-chief of the former Washington Evening Star. In giving the collection to the Library in 1905, Mr. Ukiyo-e. Japon - Ukiyo-e: images du monde flottant. Ukiyo-e: The Pictures of the Floating World. Ukiyo-e - Styles & Movements - Art in the Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints (or woodcuts) and paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, featuring motifs of landscapes, tales from history, the theatre and pleasure quarters.

Ukiyo-e - Styles & Movements - Art in the

It is the main artistic genre of woodblock printing in Japan. The "floating world" (ukiyo) refers to the impetuous urban culture that bloomed and was a world unto itself. Ukiyo-e Techniques. About the Site This site is intended to help students, collectors and researchers better understand the Ukiyo-e technique.

Ukiyo-e Techniques

Taking the Davison Art Center Collection of 18th and 19th century Japanese prints as its starting point, the site focuses on techniques utilized in prints from the collection, and is not meant to be a survey of Japanese prints or a history of Ukiyo-e. Photographs and video clips show demonstrations of the techniques by master printmaker Keiji Shinohara. Une brève présentation de la peinture japonaise - l'ukiyo-e - pr. Ukiyo-e - Images from the Floating World. Japan, Edo Period (1600s to 1867) Ukiyo-e (pronounced oo-kee-oh-ay) was a popular form of printed art in Japan during the Edo period, inexpensive and usually depicting scenes from everyday life.

Ukiyo-e - Images from the Floating World

Ukiyo translates as "the floating world" - an ironic wordplay on the Buddhist name for the earthly plane, "the sorrowful world". Digital Clendening: Japanese Medical Prints Woodblock Ukiyo-e: H. This collection of Japanese Medical Prints or Ukiyo-e is housed in the Clendening History of Medicine Library, at the Kansas University Medical Center.

Digital Clendening: Japanese Medical Prints Woodblock Ukiyo-e: H

This group of prints is a small facet of the total donation that was donated sometime before May 1940, by Dr. Matthew Pickard¹. Dr. Ukiyo-e Woodblock Technique. Introduction More than 25 years ago, in the fall of 1984, Sweet Briar College renovated the 1906 former Refectory (now known as the Anne Gary Pannell Center) to house the school's art collection and art library, to provide an exhibition hall, and to provide offices and classrooms for the art history department.

Ukiyo-e Woodblock Technique

Pannell Gallery also functions as a venue for lectures, classes and other educational programs and public events. Une brève présentation de la peinture japonaise - l'ukiyo-e - de. Musée Critique de la Sorbonne ( MUCRI ) DEGAS Edgar : Femmes à l. The Art of Japan - Japanese prints, woodblock prints, paintings, The Floating World of Ukiyo-E (Library of Congress Exhibition) This exhibition showcases the Library's spectacular holdings of Japanese prints, books, and drawings from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

The Floating World of Ukiyo-E (Library of Congress Exhibition)

These works are complemented by related works from the Library's collections created by Japanese and Westerns artists into the 20th century. This exhibition, catalog, and programming were made possible by the generous support of Merrill Lynch. Conservation of the works in this exhibition was made possible through a grant from The United States-Japan Foundation. Modernization in Japan and the Ukiyo-e. Ukiyo-e Gallery. Ukiyo-e. Ukiyo-e means literally floating world picture - uki (floating) - yo (world) - e (picture).


It is the general term for a genre of Japanese woodblock prints produced between the seventeenth and the twentieth century. First Publication: June 2001 Latest Update: April 2013. Portrait de Naniwaya Okita par Kitagawa Utamaro. Ukiyo-E slideshow. Ukiyo-e. Finley, Carol.


Art of Japan: Wood-Block Color Prints. 64 pp. Lerner Publications Company. L'estampe japonaise. Jim Breen's Ukiyo-E Gallery. Jim Breen's Ukiyo-E Gallery Welcome to my (not very quickly) growing library of Ukiyo-E images and related information. Last updated: 15 February 2010 (Please note that I do not buy or sell ukiyo-e or any other Japanese art, nor do I appraise Japanese prints. I am totally ignorant about art dealers in the US. Also, while I'd like to help people identify artists of works, it usually takes a lot of time, and I am afraid I have none to spare. 82.04.03: Visions of People: The Influences of Japanese Prints—U. During the 1860s Japanese art flowed into France as a result of the reopening of trade relations between Europe and Japan, brought about by Commodore Matthew C.

Perrys diplomatic trips to Japan and a subsequent trade treaty. The art of Japan, especially the ukiyo-e print, was to have a special appeal to some of the French Impressionistic artists of the time, particularly Edgar Degas and Henri Toulouse- Lautrec. Ukiyoe Gallery - Thumbnails. Gallery 9 - "Shunga" (Erotic) Prints - Woodblock Prints of the 19th Century Home SiteMap Gallery1 Gallery2 Gallery3 Gallery4 Gallery5 Gallery6 Gallery7 Gallery8 Gallery9 Terms Ordering About Us Library Books If you have any questions about Japanese woodblock prints, please email us at Ukiyoe Gallery, or call us at (503) 362-8362. Not sure what time it is??..... Just above is the CURRENT TIME at's westcoast USA (Keizer, OR) office. Ukiyo-e.

11 of Katsushika Hokusai's series of 36 views of Mt. Fuji. A beautiful woman. Another woman. By Tooshuusai Sharaku. He was active from the spring of 1794 to right after the New Year's Kabuki performance in 1795; at that point, he disappeared. Ukiyo-e, images du monde flottant. Ukiyo-e - une vidéo. Ukiyoe-Gallery - Ukiyo-e & Shin Hanga Japanese Woodblock Prints,