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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