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2012-05-09 00:50:34
japan art

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  1. Kabuki actor in a female role. edo period, color woodblock by Sharaku (active 1794
  2. New Year’s –Women meeting on Nihonbashi bridge 1786 Edo period, color woodblock print (diptych—2 prints together) designed by Torii Kiyonaga.
  3. 1. Five Kinds of Ink from the Northern Provinces” (left) - Geigi (Geisha) (right) – Teppo (“Gun”). 1790s Edo period, color woodblock prints, designed by Kitagawa Utamaro (Mason # 326-327) March 29
  4. Great Wave off Kanagawa from “36 Views of Mount Fuji” series produced 1830-33 Edo period, colored woodblock print, designed by Hokusai
  5. Driving Rain at Shono from “53 Stations of Tōkaidō Road”, (Station 46) series produced 1833-4, Edo period, color woodblock print, designed by Utagawa Hiroshige
  6. The Skeleton Ghost c. 1845 Edo Period (full title—“The Skeleton Invoked by Princess Takiyasha”), color woodblock print triptych (3 prints together) designed by Kuniyoshi
  7. Irises (right screen from pair—byōbu format) c. 1701 Edo period, Painting by Ōgata Kōrin based on an episode from the classical Tales of Ise. (*Rinpa school)
  8. Ponds and Insects from series of paintings, “Colorful Realm of Living Beings”, 1765, Edo period, hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, painted by Jakuchū
  9. True View (shinkeizu) of Mount Asama 1760, Edo period, Ink and color on paper, painting by Ike Taiga (with poem by Taiga) *Nanga school
  10. Pine Trees in the Snow- pair of byōbu --ink, color, gold over paper on screens. Late 18th c. Edo period, paintings by Maruyama Ōkyo.
  11. New Shops on Ginza Avenue from series “Famous Views of Tokyo” 1876 (Meiji period, color woodblock print (3 prints together) designed by Hiroshige III
  12. Vase-- Satsuma ware, Yabu Meizan Studio, 1910 (Meiji period) painted and gilded earthenware. (Mason #410) (designed for western client- similar pieces popular at world’s fairs in late 19th/early 20th C)
  13. Kiyohime Turning into a Serpent from the series-“One Hundred Ghost Stories from China and Japan”, 1865 (Meiji period) color woodblock print designed by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.
  14. Second Army Attacks Port Arthur, November 1894, (Sino-Japanese War- 1894-95) (Meiji period) color woodblock print (triptych) designed by Kobayashi Kiyochika
  15. 1. Bank of Japan (building) 1890-96, Tokyo (Meiji period) Architect Tatsuno Kingo (trained by westerner-Conder) Brick, with iron reinforcement and some steel, faced with stone
  16. 1. Hand, (sculpture) 1918 (Taisho or Modern period), Bronze By Takamura Kōtarō (inspired by work of French sculptor Auguste Rodin)
  17. 1. Reclining Nude or Nude Beauty 1912, (Taisho or Modern period) Oil on canvas painting by Yorozu Tetsugorō
  18. Summer Kimono, or Before the Dressing Stand, 1920, (Taisho or Modern period) Woodblock print by Hashiguchi Goyō. Revival of bijin-ga.
  19. Olympic stadium for Tokyo Olympics, 1964 (Showa or Modern period) designed by architect Kenzo Tange. Reinforced concrete and steel cable.
  20. 1. Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) (Showa or Modern period) “The father of Manga” with still from Astro Boy, 1952-1968 (series of manga and anime) May 1
  21. Murakami Takashi (1962--) Contemporary artist with theory of “Superflat” with examples of his work—Miss Ko2, 1997 and Tan Tan Bo
  22. Mariko Mori (1967--) Contemporary artist with works on video and installations with Buddhist/cosmic themes, examples of work include--- Dream Temple, Nirvana, late 1990s and Transcircle,