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- From Japanese 浮世絵 (ukiyoe), from ukiyo ("fleeting world") + e ("picture"). (Wiktionary)
“The 118 ukiyo-e prints were reproduced from a series of original wood-block prints in the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo, one of the few complete series consisting entirely of impressions from the first run.”
“So while artists in 1860s Paris were discovering the beauty of Japanese "floating world" — or ukiyo-e — woodblock prints, many Japanese artists were heading to Yokohama, scouring European publications and creating their own genre of exotica: the Yokohama-e.”
“At one extreme is Hiroshige II, adopted son of the more famous ukiyo-e artist by the same name.”
“Certainly, in ukiyo-e portraiture, artists convey identity and character primarily through dress and symbols.”
“Cartoonist Steve Bialik has gone and mixed Japanese ukiyo-e style art with the best thing that ever happened inside of George Lucas 'brain, to bring us Samurai Wars.”
“Gajin Fujita blends a rich diversity of cultural influences that range from traditional Japanese ukiyo-e to contemporary manga; from American pop culture to East L.A. street-life iconography and graffiti.”
“Who can forget the quaint accounts of small coteries of European avant-garde artists who, in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, appropriated formal elements of Japanese ukiyo-e prints and African masks in their painting and sculpture.”
“And those figurative ukiyo-e prints literally "of the floating world" of geisha, courtesans, prostitutes, and queer samaurai and kabuki actors beloved by the impressionists and their ilk as often as not chronicled the last gasp of indigenous pan-sexuality that moralistic Western states demanded the Japanese purge themselves of in order to benefit from their much-needed trade.”
“Hokusai, born in 1760 in Edo now Tokyo, was a ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period.”
“The traditional d é cor is warm and muted, with wood-block ukiyo-e prints on wood-paneled walls, and wooden tables and chairs.”
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