Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi - The Chinese warrior Zhang Heng (1847-48) coloured woodblock printOn 21 March the Royal Academy of Arts opens the third in its series on masters of the "floating world" or Ukiyo-e school of Japanese art. The first was devoted to the most famous of them all: Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), the second to Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). Now it's the turn of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), an artist renown for his vaulting imagination. Kuniyoshi from the Arthur R. Miller Collection will be in the Sackler Wing of Galleries until 7 June, the first major exhibition of his work in the UK since 1961. This coloured woodblock print by Kuniyoshi shows The Chinese warrior Zhang Heng, one of 150 exhibits.


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