Two beauties by Kitaio Shigamas

The founder of Ukiye-e engraving is Hishikawa Moronobu, who was the first to create not only book illustrations, but also easel works. Engraving XVII – the first half of the

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Irises in Horikiri by Ando Hiroshige

Okumura Masanobu chose for himself the theme of tender, feminine female actors-female performers. The fact that they are young men, only small purple caps indicate the shaven, as befits a

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Osen with a buffalo by Suzuki Harinobu

– an uncial phenomenon in the history of world art. The Japanese borrowed its technique from China. As early as the 13th century, small Buddhist icons and amulets were printed

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The moon over the cape by Ando Hiroshige

Having paired compositions of two wrestling actors on a vertical sheet of paper, Torii Keenobu introduces into the composition such movement and passion as before did not know the engraving.

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Poet Ono-no Komati by Katsushika Hokusai

Unlike Hokusai, whose landscapes are of a philosophical reflection on nature and man, Hiroshige is primarily a lyricist. In his landscape sheets of the 1830s-1840s, the artist’s attitude to nature

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Tamagano in Takano by Suzuki Harinobu

In the 1830s and 1840s, lifeless compilative works appeared increasingly, in which purely formal expressiveness, a predilection for external effects, superseded the thin transmission of the mood of the model,

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Morning mist in Mishima by Ando Hiroshige

Landscapes of Hokusai have something in common with the classical painting of Japan, and with ukieh of the XVIII century, but at the same time are fundamentally different from them.

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