Women celebrated by the great masters of the print
This box set highlights the theme of women and their beauty, so important in Japanese art, through a selection of the most famous prints of the ancestral genre of bijin-ga ("images of beautiful women").
After a century of civil wars, the Edo period (1600-1868) opened with a period of relative peace and social stability and saw the emergence of a new urban and commercial bourgeoisie: the chonin. The latter are ignited by portraits of beautiful women and heroes of literature and Kabuki.
The woman then seduces the artists who respond to this craze and embark fervently on the art of bijin-ga, representing her in all her incarnations (courtesan, young girl, mother of a family, famous poetess...) and according to a multitude of attitudes: styling, preluding in her interior, devoting herself to floral art, playing cards or observing the flowering of cherry trees (hanami)...
A true celebration of women, this box set, accompanied by an explanatory booklet, displays in accordion format nearly a hundred works by the greatest masters of Japanese printmaking: from Utamaro, Eisui and Eishi to Hokusai, not to mention Eizan, Kunisada and Yoshitoshi, these prints enhance the faces, movements and beauty of women. Delicate colours or exuberant motifs of the kimonos, delicate hairstyles and rich ornaments reveal the virtuosity and refinement of these timeless artists.
- Dimensions :
- 17,1 x 24,7 x 4 cm
- Museum :
- Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
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