Tag Archives: Asai Ryoi

Male Tragedy in Japanese Woodblock Prints

Well, I guess that it’s deeply unfashionable right now to talk of the male struggle, the tragedy of the male and so on – there’s a contemporary trend to upbraid men for being… ‘pale, male and stale’. The fact is … Continue reading

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Escape in Japanese Woodblock Prints

It’s the function of art, isn’t it, to offer some escape… maybe to make a space to slip into that leaves aside the stresses and the anxieties of the now. That was certainly the intention of ukiyo-e… (Japanese woodblock prints) … Continue reading

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Liberating the Nude

The picture to the left here is a woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada from 1855. At first glance it seems unremarkable, albeit very beautiful; richly coloured and drawn with great originality. It is in fact a complex and fascinating thing, … Continue reading

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SEX, DRUGS AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

We’ve just uploaded a video to run with the current show. It’s available on our Youtube channel, or you could just look at it right here. The images are all from the current exhibition Artists of the Utagawa School at … Continue reading

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