Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), The Plum Garden Kameido (Kameido Umeyashiki), from the series One Hundred Views of Famous Places of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei), courtesy of Christie’s
Close Encounters with Japanese Woodblock Prints: Making, Meaning, and Impact, Christie's Education
Online course, March 7-April 4, 2022
Japanese woodblock prints made fine art available to a wider segment of Japanese people in the Edo period; they opened a new world of inspiration to the Impressionist artists in Europe; and they are among one of the most popular categories among today’s collectors of Japanese art throughout the world. You can learn more about this fascinating and distinctive art form in a series of 5 weekly courses next month at Christie’s Education.
Lead by Karly Allen, an experienced lecturer in art history and observation and a graduate of SOAS, this online course consists of five hour-long sessions on Mondays from March 7-April 4. Students will learn how to recognize the subject matter depicted in ukiyo-e prints, about the economics behind their production and sale, and details of their distinctive cultural context and visual qualities. The course will conclude with a consideration of the impact ukiyo-e had on the development of European art.
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