Monthly Archives: October 2013

Now you see it, Now you Can’t… Shunga at the British Museum

I guess that my first exposure to Japanese prints would have been in the 1970’s. At that time there was little or no interest in Japanese art in England. There was however a publishing frenzy on the subject of erotica. … Continue reading

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Journeys in Japanese Prints

Hiroshige, 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road – Okabe Station, 1847 The new exhibition at the Toshidama Gallery looks at Journeys, or travelling, in Japanese woodblock prints. Perhaps more than most art forms, the Japanese print, being at heart populist, … Continue reading

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