Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro The great masters of Japan - Georges Leskowicz Collection - Exhibition catalogue
Internationally recognized for its richness and quality, Georges Leskowicz's collection of Japanese ukiyo-e prints is one of the most important in the world. The Hôtel de Caumont-Centre d'art presents for the first time in France more than one hundred and fifty woodcuts by Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, Harunobu, Koryusai, Hokkei, Kunisada, among others, including an extraordinary surimono ensemble.
Thanks to the texts of Anna Katarzyna Maleszko and Geneviève Aitken, international specialists in Japanese art, this book retraces the whole range of themes characteristic of Japanese life and culture during the Edo period (1600-1868), which Ukiyo-e artists have so finely described: natural motifs and scenes of everyday life; the representation of Kabuki theatre actors and courtesans; objects related to the celebration of the New Year; genre and erotic scenes or, again, traditional heroes and legends.
Exhibition presented by the Hôtel de Caumont-Centre d'art, Aix-en-Provence, from November 8, 2019 to March 22, 2020.
208 pages / 295 illustrations
Hôtel de Caumont-Centre d'art, Aix-en-Provence / Culturespaces / In Fine éditions d'art Co-publishing