Utagawa Hiroshige

53 Places at Hokkaido

​Youyoudong Reproduction, 1970s

Solid Wood Mounting

Utagawa Hiroshige, formerly known as Ando Hiroshige, was born in 1797 in a family of low-level samurai who served the Tokugawa military government. When he was young, he studied under the painter Toyohiro Utagawa and began his career as a Ukiyo painter. I tried various types of prints popular in the early nineteenth century: almanac scenes, portraits of actors, portraits of beautiful women, and so on. After the death of his teacher, he turned to landscape painting, in addition to the composition of flowers and birds. Contrary to Hokusai’s lively style, Hiroshige uses beautiful brushwork and harmonious colors to express a completely soft and lyrical state of nature shrouded in an elegant and poetic atmosphere, which is more suitable for people in society. The artistic interest. The natural scenes he depicts always have a close relationship with the characters and are full of poetic charm.

歌川广重

东海道五十三次

1970s 悠悠洞复刻

实木装裱

歌川广重,原名安藤广重,1797年出生在一个服务于德川军政府的低级武士家庭。年轻时从师于画家歌川丰广,开始其浮世绘画家的生涯。尝试了十九世纪初期所流行的各种不同形式的版画:历书场面,演员肖像,美女画像等等。在其师去世之后,他转向风景画,此外还有花鸟的构图。与北斋的生动活泼的作风相反,广重是用秀丽的笔致及和谐的色彩,表达出笼罩于典雅而充满诗意的幽抑气氛中的大自然一种完全柔和抒情的境界,更适合社会人士的艺术趣味。他所描绘的自然景象,总是和人物有着密切的关系,并且富于诗的魅力。

东海道五十三次是其代表作