Friday, March 13, 2015

Japanese prints from the Met via Ukiyo-e Search

Japanese prints from the Met via Ukiyo-e Search: Utagawa Kunisada, Ogata Gekko, Yoshida Hiroshi, Suzuki Harunobu, Toyohara Chikanobu, Katsushika Hokusai, Totoya Hokkei, Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Toyohiro, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

This week is one of the weeks designated two times a year as “Asia Week New York” by the Japanese Art Dealers Association, during which a number of galleries, auction houses and museums make a point of having relevant exhibits.

Rather than feature images from temporary exhibits, I’m focusing here on a specific ongoing source of images — in this case Japanese woodblock prints from the extensive permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as made particularly easy to browse through the fantastic online resource Ukiyo-e Search (see my previous post on Ukiyo-e Search).

If you like Japanese prints, you’ll find this worthy of a Timesink Warning.

[Please note: some of the prints in the collection are erotic in nature, and are NSFW and not suitable for children.]

(Images above, surnames first, with links to my posts where available: Utagawa Kunisada, Ogata Gekko, Yoshida Hiroshi, Suzuki Harunobu, Toyohara Chikanobu, Katsushika Hokusai, Totoya Hokkei, Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Toyohiro, Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

 
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