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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.



1970s 悠悠洞复刻




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