Monthly Archives: January 2012

Nigao – True Likeness in Japanese Prints

How important is a likeness in a work of art? Maybe not as important as it seems; elsewhere on this site we’ve looked at how potentially disastrous it would be to use Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road as … Continue reading

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In Advance of Kunisada

Toshidama Gallery is showing the later actor portraits of Utagawa Kunisada from the 20th of January. Art historians and art critics talk about artists having a ‘coherent body of work’, and sitting here in the office at the gallery, looking … Continue reading

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There – Not There – Woodblock Prints and the Work of Paul Morrison

Morrisson, Rhexia, 2011 In ukiyo-e, as in all prints produced from blocks, there is little margin for hesitation – no grey area for the artist to prevaricate. In relief printing at its most basic, there is only the presence of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year From Toshidama Gallery

Toshidama Gallery would like to wish all its visitors a very happy and prosperous New Year. We have been moving the gallery over the last two weeks and hence there have been fewer blog posts on this and our other … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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