Japanese Ukiyo-E Prints
Ukiyo-E art was printed from engraved wood. It showed everyday life in Japan and was often made for decorating the home. In later years, Ukiyo-e often focussed on outdoor scenes
In the 19th century, the Japanese Ukiyo-E artists shifted their focus from people to evocative images of landscapes and outdoor scenes.
The Ukiyo-E prints of the 19th century have a timeless quality. They are deceptively simple looking, but spend a few minutes studying one andyou will be rewarded with subtle details and hints of emotions.
The Ukiyo-E prints made in this era were great influences on 20th century European art. In my opinion, they encouraged a move away from the rather flowery Victorian style of art, to cleaner, simpler and bolder art such as that found in the work of Toulouse Lautrec.
- Ukiyo-E of the 19th Century
- In the Hollow of a Wave off the Coast at Kanagawa
- By Hokusai(1760-1849)
- Japanese Ukiyo-E Art
- Fuji View
- By Hiroshigi (1797-1858)