Hishikawa Moronobu

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(Hishikawa Moronobu) , c.1618–c.1694, Japanese painter and color-print designer of the ukiyo-e school. He began his career as an embroiderer. His first of more than 130 illustrated books (1658) is usually regarded as beginning the history of Japanese ukiyo-e
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The artists Hishikawa Moronobu, Okumura Masanobu, Suzuki Harunobu, and Katsukawa Shunsho, and the publisher Tsutaya Juzaburo are each the subject of separate essays.
The exhibit takes a who's-who/cultural history approach, with each of the seven sections specifically devoted to an important figure in the ukiyo-e (such as Hishikawa Moronobu, Katsushika Hokusai and Hiroshige, as well as Kunisada).
Beginning with the black - and - white line illustrations of Hishikawa Moronobu (c1625 - c1695), and later hand - tinted black - and - white prints, the art of ukiyoe culminated in the sophisticated and meticulously executed color prints called benizuri - e.