The Japonisme Influence in the World.
Ukiyo-e, the Japanese art of woodblock prints, notably influenced the art of European art icons like Van Gogh and Monet.
At a time when religious painting dominated the European art scene, the emergence of Ukiyo-e opened their eyes to its expressive liberty and the dynamism of its two-dimensional depiction.
Ukiyo-e’s influence continues to permeate contemporary art, including Japanese anime and manga. Renowned artist Takashi Murakami, the pioneer of the “Superflat” art movement, drew inspiration from this unique art form.
We’re excited to present our partner, Hiragana Times’ exclusive feature of Masumi Ishikawa, hailed as a “modern Ukiyo-e artist.”
Ishikawa-san says, “Ukiyo-e, like modern manga or flyers, was meant to be held and examined. It combines dynamics and meticulousness, allowing for different ways of enjoyment when viewed up close or from a distance.”
“you can see that while ukiyo-e may appear flat, the details are intricately rendered in three dimensions. I believe it would be interesting to focus on those delicate lines when looking at ukiyo-e.”
In our upcoming Ukiyo-e Talk Session, we delve into the captivating world of Ukiyo-e.
The session schedule is to be announced soon.
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