Boek Hiroshige - Mathi Forrer (B-070-1-238)
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) holds an assured place in the history of world art as one of the greatest and best-loved masters of the woodblock print. Together with Katsushika Hokusai, he is the leading creator of landscape imagery in Japanese printmaking. Acclaimed in the West as 'the artist of mist, snow and rain', Hiroshige certainly possesses a poetic sensibility particularly well attuned to evoking atmospheric effects. Hiroshige is a master of the passing moment, subtly orchestrating a wide range of colours to articulate mood.
Including maps, a chronology, glossary and bibliography, this volume offers an excellent introduction to the many-sided oeuvre of an artist who, perhaps more specifically 'Japanese' than Hokusai, was described by Pissaro as a 'marvellous impressionist'.
Matthi Forrer is curator of the Japanese Department at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. He is the author of Hokusai: Prints and Drawings, also published by Pestel.
Afmetingen: 20 x 24,2 x 2 cm
Auteur: Matthi Forrer