Tag Archives: Dekiyo-e

The Utagawa Lineage in Japanese Prints

A Basic ‘Family Tree’ of the Utagawa School. The picture above is an over simplified ‘family tree’ of the principal individuals in the Utagawa School of Japanese woodblock print artists. Toshidama Gallery has a significant online presence and we are … Continue reading

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All Change! Change in Japanese Woodblock Prints of the NIneteenth century.

Beisaku, Distant View of Fengtianfu – The Bivouac of Japanese Troops, 1894 The current exhibition at the Toshidama Gallery looks at how change in Japanese society in the nineteenth century was envisioned in the woodblock prints which were the dominant … Continue reading

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Women of the Drowning World in Woodblock Prints.

Kunichika, The Hag of Adachi Moor. 1893 There are no pin-ups in nineteenth century Japanese prints. There aren’t any Odalisques, or Venuses departing the waves, (water cascading off cold, pert nipples); there aren’t any Susanna and the Elders or naked … Continue reading

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Male Tragedy in Japanese Prints

Kunichika, The Tokaido Road Kabuki Theatre and Japanese Woodblock prints… the defining cultural artefacts of nineteenth century Japan. It’s hard to think of anything else which recounts the daily and national struggles of a people more than these two linked … Continue reading

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Dekiyo-e – The Horror, The Horror!

Alex Faulkner interviewed by Chris Bucklow. Alex Faulkner is the creative director of the Toshidama Gallery and an expert on nineteenth century Japanese prints. Alex is also a practising artist. Christopher Bucklow is an artist of international standing and an … Continue reading

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