Kitagawa Utamaro


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(Kitagawa Utamaro) , 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
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Subject matter aside, the compositions of Kitagawa Utamaro are masterly, and it is Katsushika Hokusai who provides us with the lascivious octopus.
Seventy works are portrayed in color plates; one book, Kitagawa Utamaro's Shiohi no tsuto (1789) is reproduced in full.
The paintings and prints of beautiful women created by Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) and Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) represent the pinnacle of ukiyo-e.
But Kitagawa Utamaro, the Japanese printmaker of genius, adored pretty women centuries before Richard Gere was chasing them in the movies.
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.
Woodblock prints by such masters as Kitagawa Utamaro and Katsushika Hokusai provided unprecedented views of traditional ukivo-e, scenes of the floating world (everyday life).