Japanese Woodblock  Prints 2020 Engagement Calendar
Japanese Woodblock  Prints 2020 Engagement Calendar Japanese Woodblock  Prints 2020 Engagement Calendar Japanese Woodblock  Prints 2020 Engagement Calendar
$16.99
The tradition of ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” depicted Japanese contemporary life from the 17th through 19th centuries in masterfully crafted woodblock prints. Artists such as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige came to exemplify the style, which frequently featured goings-on in society, idyllic visions of country life and picturesque landscapes. By the mid-19th century, Japan was nearing the close of its secluded, socially regimented, prosperous Edo period. This shift also brought the decline of ukiyo-e, though notable artists maintained its principles in the 20th-century shin hanga, or “new prints,” movement. 

 
The 32 prints in this calendar span roughly 100 years of Japanese printmaking, both before and after this transitional moment for Japanese culture and art. The selection includes everything from world-renowned works such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa to quiet images of birds on branches, ducks amid grasses and trees against the moonlight. Each is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

Additional Information: 

  • 120 pages with spiral binding, soft cover with flaps 
  • 6 X 8¼ inches 
  • Printed with soy-based inks on FSC certified paper (Forest Stewardship Council)