Hiroshige ePUB Ê Hardcover


  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • Hiroshige (Taschen Basic Art)
  • Adele Schlombs
  • 04 July 2014
  • 9783836519632

10 thoughts on “Hiroshige (Taschen Basic Art)

  1. Lauren Lauren says:

    The term ukiyo e means literally pictures of a floating transitory world It is derived from the Buddhist idea of the illusory and futile character of worldly existenceFrom HIROSHIGE 1797 1858 Master of Japanese Ukiyo e Woodblock Prints by Adele Schlombs translated from the German Germany by Michael Scuffil published by taschen 2007Ichiryūsai Hiroshige is one of the 19th century masters of ukiyo e the name used for woodblock print artwork Like Hokusai his work focuses specifically on landscapes and nature but also depicts people in motion walking in town watching theater eating and drinking He uses perspective in new ways often taking a bird's eye view or using unusual viewpointsHis defining collection 53 stations of the Tokaidō showcases the beauty of the Japanese landscape the textures of wind and water the meticulous dress and ornamentation of the samurai and the geishas the laborers in the field their animalsI liked the inclusion of his later sketches satircal cartoons and caricatures that show Hiroshige's own role as a forefather of modern #manga Slapstick style high jinks pranks etc It's fun and cuteAlso liked the last chapter noting all of Hiroshige's European and American admirers Clear links between his iconic style and the European impressionism and expressionism Van Gogh Whistler and Manet are all mentioned specificallyI am thinking of an art print for my house Just to choose which oneTaschen's art books are always a treat Full color spreads detailed captions and contextual history and collation by Schlombs This is a slim volume just 96 pages but there's so much history and visuals here


  2. Nick Nick says:

    Lovely little book on a fascinating artist Taschen have done a great job producing an affordable book that includes a lot of Hiroshige's works all in colour accompanied by an excellent text You can lose yourself in Hiroshige's works You can also see the influence Hiroshige has had on manga and anime not to mention Tintin A short introductory work and one that is very good


  3. Yasmin Yasmin says:

    An amazing albeit short book about the artist Hiroshige's woodblock prints Remarkable artistry of the 1820s 1830s of such small detail but so much can be seen It is fascinating to see these collections and how much he and others like him influenced European painters The prints you would think must be fragile all these years later but by the copies in this book must be uite sturdy The sly sense of humour the author says dry is the most wondrous in that after reading up on the scenes before you see the pictures you think you know what to expect but then when you turn the page to the pictures you are even amazed All of it is in wonderful symmetry for if this was done in oil painting it would be hard to see the finer details and the depictions would be lost This book renews any interest in painting and artistry and I would be very interested to know if there is any courses in high school or university in the works of Japanese woodblock prints or any independent study can be made of woodblock prints I should like to be a student in this Art


  4. Marcos Marcos says:

    Utagawa Hiroshige born Andō Hiroshige 1797 – 12 October 1858 was a Japanese ukiyo e artist considered the last great master of that traditionHiroshige is best known for his horizontal format landscape series The Fifty three Stations of the Tōkaidō and for his vertical format landscape series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo The subjects of his work were atypical of the ukiyo e genre whose typical focus was on beautiful women popular actors and other scenes of the urban pleasure districts of Japan's Edo period 1603–1868 The popular series Thirty six Views of Mount Fuji by Hokusai was a strong influence on Hiroshige's choice of subject though Hiroshige's approach was poetic and ambient than Hokusai's bolder formal prints Subtle use of color was essential in Hiroshige's prints often printed with multiple impressions in the same area and with extensive use of bokashi color gradation both of which were rather labor intensive techniuesFor scholars and collectors Hiroshige's death marked the beginning of a rapid decline in the ukiyo e genre especially in the face of the westernization that followed the Meiji Restoration of 1868 Hiroshige's work came to have a marked influence on Western painting towards the close of the 19th century as a part of the trend in Japonism Western artists such as Manet and Monet collected and closely studied Hiroshige's compositions Vincent van Gogh even went so far as to paint copies of two of Hiroshige's prints from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo


  5. Viktor Viktor says:

    This is a great book by Adele Schlombs and TASCHEN The author has done a thoroughful analysis providing information not only about Utagawa Hiroshige's life and work but also important details about 19th century Japan The book has plenty of examples of the artist's paintings with enough information about their meaning compositionA few things really impressed meFirst Hiroshige was very productive According to the book he produced between 4 000 and 8 000 images which is a lotSecond not only was Hiroshige super productive but also he didn't limit himself in terms of topics or compositional approaches He painted almost everything from landscapes to comicsThird the way Japanese Ukio e paintings affected European art Manet Monet Klimt Van Gogh and many others studied and collected Japanese art including Hiroshige's works


  6. Jbondandrews Jbondandrews says:

    I very much enjoyed reading about Hiroshige His paintings are so visually stunning and it was amazing to see Vincent Van Gogh's copy too Wood blocks are an amazing art form


  7. Linda Linda says:

    Ukiyo e means literally Pictures of the floating transitory world As it is uite favourite form of artworks of mine I greatly enjoyed every bit of this book


  8. RB RB says:

    Another affordable Taschen art book with high uality prints of the artist's work Hiroshige is an interesting case his work is similar to Hokusai in content landscapes mountains oceans crammed living spaces seen from a god's eye view vantage point but he's less skillful Hiroshige's best features are his use of colours and uniue perspectives to show a fascinating world filled with characters from the lowly eccentric to the beautiful and beautifully clothed women and men often sitting with stern or serene looks But unlike Hokusai the forays into the grotesue are absent and also absent is the connection I feel with Hokusai's work With Hiroshige I can love and respect the artistry but that's where it ends Nevertheless this is a cheaply priced book that's full of the artists work and is worth a look


  9. Paige Worrall Paige Worrall says:

    I loved this short introduction to the life and work of Hiroshige My knowledge of his woodcuts had been limited accept for the fact that I knew he'd inspired the impressionists until I read this bookI would recommend this book to anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of Hiroshige but doesn't know where to start It gives a brief history Japan starting from the 17th century and gives an analysis of how the rule of the Shoguns influenced Hiroshige's work Schlombs also looks at how Hiroshige used his work to depict urban life in Edo modern day Japan and then finishes with his influence on the European art world


  10. SuZanne SuZanne says:

    This book is comprehensive in its presentation of Hiroshige's work well at least for a novice such as I The book is beautiful to read as an art lover and helpful to use as a guide to try out some pen and ink drawings


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Hiroshige (Taschen Basic Art)[Epub] ➝ Hiroshige (Taschen Basic Art) Author Adele Schlombs – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Orient expressed The master of Japanese ukiyo e Utagawa Hiroshige 1797 1858was one of the last great artists in theukiyo etradition Literally meaning pictures of the floating world ukiyo ewas a partic Orient expressed The master of Japanese ukiyo e Utagawa Hiroshige was one of the last great artists in theukiyo etradition Literally meaning pictures of the floating world ukiyo ewas a particularwoodblock printgenre of art that flourished between the th and th centuries Subjects ranged from the bright lights and attractions of Edo modern day Tokyo to spectacular natural landscapesIn the West Hiroshige s prints became exemplary of theJaponismethat swept through Europe and defined the Western world s visual idea of Japan Because they could be mass produced ukiyo eworks were often used as designs for fans greeting cards and book illustrations The style influencedImpressionist Post Impressionist and Art Nouveauartists alike withVincent van GoghandJames McNeill Whistlerboth particularly inspired by Hiroshige s landscapesThis introductory book presents key images from Hiroshige's vibrant vivd portfolio of blooming cherry trees beautiful women kabuki actors and busy shopping streets to introduce one of the greats of Asian art history About the Series Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Art series features a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately illustrations with explanatory captions.