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THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY

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About this collection

Translated as “floating world” in English, ukiyo-e are images (prints and paintings) produced in Japan between the 17th century and the 20th century. At the time, Japan underwent major social and economic changes, allowing for the emergence of a metropolitan culture, celebrating the everyday life, entertainment, feminine beauty, and the impermanence of things, the “floating world”.  Affordable because mass-produced, the full color prints of the nineteenth century became extremely popular, influencing European avant-gardes as well as contemporary graphic art. From March 6 through May 5, 2013, visit the main library and explore the mysterious and fascinating artistic world of Japanese Ukiyo-e. The exhibition, on display in the second and third floor elevator cases, features prints from famous artists, such as Hiroshige and Hokusai.

 

 

All Items in Exhibit 

 

Artists

Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 Utagawa, Hirosada, fl. 1819-1865
Sakai, Hōitsu, 1761-1828 Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
Toyohara, Kunichika, 1835-1900 Utagawa, Toykuni, 1787-1865
Utagawa, Kunisada, 1823-1880 Utagawa, Kuniyoshi, 1798-1861
Utagawa, Hiroshige, 1826?-1869 Katsukawa, Shunkō, 1743-1812
Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1769-1825 Taiso, Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892
 Unknown Artists

  

   

  

 
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