Toyokuni


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Toyokuni

(tōyō`ko͞onē), 1769–1825, Japanese color-print artist, whose name in full was Toyokuni Utagawa. He was one of the leading masters of the period of the popular ukiyo-e school. After many failures to appeal to the public taste, he attained great success with portrayals of stage favorites in dramatic situations. His work shows vigorous, sweeping lines and striking color contrasts. It attracted numerous imitators and a host of pupils.
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Kanatsu-Shinohara M, Ogonuki N, Inoue K, Miki H, Ogura A, Toyokuni S, et al.
Potter's The Colour of Rome (1909) and William Loftie's The Colour of London (1914, figure 4) owe more to the watercolours of the French Impressionists than to the likes of Utagawa Toyokuni or Toyohara Kunichika.
A print by the same artist, circa 1860, of a woman in ceremonial dress with two children standing beneath blossom sold for PS160 and a print by Toyokuni of an actress in a blue ceremonial dress sold for PS170.
Around the age of 12, his notable drawing skills garnered him an invitation to apprentice with the master artist Utagawa Toyokuni.
Um SL, Suzuki S, Toyokuni S, Kim BM, Tanaka T, Hiai H, Nishimura Y.
She was especially impressed with the works of Utamaro and Toyokuni.
The influence of the school expanded with the popularity of the expressive paintings of Kabuki actors by Toyoharu's disciple, Utagawa Toyokuni (who took his master's surname as a sign of respect).
Between 1794 and 1796, the woodblock artist Toyokuni Utagawa made a series of over 50 outstanding designs featuring Kabuki actors.