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Utamaro

(Kitagawa Utamaro) (kētä`gäwä o͞otä`märo), 1753–1806, Japanese color-print artist, best known for his portrayals of women. Although he enjoyed enormous success during his lifetime, not much is known about his life except that he was imprisoned for a short time when his prints were supposed to have offended the Tokugawa government. His were among the first Japanese prints to become familiar in the West, as they were especially popular with the Dutch exporters of Nagasaki. Following KiyonagaKiyonaga
, 1752–1815, Japanese painter and designer of woodcuts of the Torii school. After working as a bookseller in Tokyo, he took lessons from the Torii master Kiyomitsu but created a more individual linear style.
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, Utamaro depicted women in an idealized manner, accenting sensuous beauty. His book of Insects (1788) reveals a keen observation of nature. His draftsmanship and use of color (especially reds and black) show a striking originality that made him the first of the greater masters of the ukiyo-e school. The New York Public Library has a collection of 133 of his prints.

Utamaro

Kitagawa , original name Kitagawa Nebsuyoshi. 1753--1806, Japanese master of wood-block prints, of the ukiyo-e school; noted esp for his portraits of women
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Though produced well before The Darling of the Gods, the print shown in figure 3 is a good example of the work of Kitagawa Utamaro, one of the best-known ukiyo-e artists, and the breadth of his influence for Japonism.
Many ukiyo-e prints by artists like Utamaro and Sharaku were, in fact, posters advertising theater performances and brothels, or idol portraits of popular actors and beautiful teahouse girls.
Unlike the mostly anonymous emaki artists, wood block artists including Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro gained world renown, introducing an element of celebrity and adding appeal for collectors.
Por ejemplo, el erotismo en Utamaro, tiene una gran importancia y encontramos numerosas obras de caracter sexual bastante explicito entre su produccion, obras que a menudo eran encargadas expresamente desde palacio.
En ese sentido se puede apreciar en su extensa obra la influencia de los nordicos Gulbranssen y Blix, los franceses Capiello, Sem, Des Losques y otros que se habian basado en las ensenanzas de los japoneses Utamaro y Hokusai para renovar la pintura y la grafica europeas de principios del siglo XX.
Edmond Goncourt (1822-1896), quien junto con su hermano Jules impulso la moda por lo japones y reunio una importante coleccion de arte japones, escribio monografias sobre Utamaro y Hokusai (7).
Ikon Gallery, Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham: Kitagawa Utamaro - survey of woodblock prints, mainly images of women, by 18th century Japanese artist from the British Museum collection.
Nombres como Moronobu, Harunobu, Utamaro, Eishi, Shunsho, Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige y Hokusai, entre otros, fueron buscados en las estampas impresas que se vendian en expendios.
Seven paintings were more frequently associated with Eros: "The lovers on the lilac" from Chagall (64%), "Lovers" from Utamaro (61%), "The magic flute" from Warthol (49%), "The kiss" from Lichenstein (48%), "Love" from Carneiro (39%), "The allegory with Venus and Cupido" from Bronzino (38%), and "Obsession" from Chagall (37%).
Viewers are encouraged to explore works by historically renowned printmakers such as Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kunisada, as well as examples of works by such famous modern printmakers as Munakata Shik and Hiroshi Yoshida.
More recently, Wesley has introduced another unsettling and psychosexual alter ego, courtesy of Utamaro.
Estas son las caracteristicas fundamentales de su filmografia, que ampliare en las siguientes lineas, y que son visibles en todas las peliculas analizadas: Elegia de Naniwa (1936), Historia del ultimo crisantemo (1939), La espada Bijomaru (1945), Utamaro y sus cinco mujeres (1946), El amor de la actriz Sumako (1947), La senorita Oyu (1951), La vida de Oharu, mujer galante (1952), Cuentos de la luna palida de agosto o Cuentos de la luna vaga despues de la lluvia (1953), Los musicos de Gion (1953), El intendente Sansho (1954), La mujer crucificada (1954), Los amantes crucificados (1954), La emperatriz Yang Kwei-Fei (1955) y La calle de la verguenza (1956).