An exhibition opening this weekend on the Art Institute of Chicago plunges into the huge archives of famend Japanese ukiyo-e artists Katsushika Hokusai (previously) and Utagawa Hiroshige (previously). Fantastic Landscapes brings collectively the vivid scenes created by the prolific printmakers by way of the primary half of the nineteenth Century with a selected deal with their progressive makes use of of shade. Peach skies, grassy bluffs in chartreuse, and their in depth functions of Prussian blue—Hokusai’s “The Nice Wave off Kanagawa” famously layers the chemical pigment—mark a broader shift within the artform. Right now, the pair are largely attributed with sparking a worldwide fascination with Japanese prints.
Discover a few of the woodblock works on view as a part of Incredible Landscapes beneath, and see them in particular person between July 17 and October 11. You additionally may take pleasure in this monumental book compiling Hokusai’s Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji and Hiroshige’s delightful shadow puppets.
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