Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cezanne and Hokusai and the Mountainous Motif

Here are two great artists of the nineteenth century – innovators, visionaries and both of them artists of great influence. Both Hokusai and Cezanne have in different ways exerted huge influence over the course of art, certainly in the west … Continue reading

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Spring, Ukiyo-e and Cherry Blossom

There’s no mistaking spring here in the UK. As pictured, we have our own cherry blossom right outside the window and I should be contemplating the transience and the beauty of life and its sudden passing or mono no aware … Continue reading

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The Printed Road – The Tokaido in Japanese Prints

When you first start looking at ukiyo-e you almost immediately come across a reference to the famous Tokaido Road. This great highway runs 303 miles from the old capital of Kyoto to what is now Tokyo and for centuries has … Continue reading

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