Today, we introduce "Ukiyo-e" art.
Have you ever heard "Ukiyo-e"?
Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese traditional art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and erotica. The term ukiyo-e (浮世絵) translates as "picture[s] of the floating world".
It’s well-known that Van Gogh was inspired by Ukiyo-e in the late 19 century. In his mind, Japan was an idealized realm. So he started experimenting with various aspects of Japanese prints in his own paintings, including the use of bright, flat colors, unconventional cropping, and also the omission of the horizon.
This picture below is a very famous Utamaro Kitagawa's artwork in Japan.
Utamaro was one of the best Ukiyo-e artists who were good at painting beautiful women.
At that time, his art was today's "moe" art.
Other than his artworks, there are so many Ukiyo-e works in Japan.
We'll introduce them if there is another opportunity.
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