Monthly Archives: September 2011

Space – The Final Frontier: The Problem of Depth in Japanese Prints.

Critics and Art historians often refer to ‘space’ in a painting or a print. Prints are flat – so what do they mean by space? On a flat plane like a print, space is all illusory – like in a … Continue reading

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Cats in Japanese Prints

It seems that the poor cat cannot escape accusations of sorcery in whatever culture it ends up. This could not be more true of Japan which abounds with legends and stories of vampire cats, witch cats, demon cats and cats … Continue reading

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Death of Kuniyoshi

Kuniyoshi, Mitsukuni defying the skeleton spectre invoked by princess Takiyasha Something not much commemorated this year is the 150th anniversary of the death of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Kuniyoshi was one of Japan’s greatest artists and his legacy of rich designs cannot … Continue reading

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