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Ukiyo-e is a pop art style from the Edo Period. Masterpieces by five representative artists of the era are designed into a UT collection.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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A selection of Japanese color woodblock prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, made by ukiyo-e artists who flourished during the late Edo period. From the 1860s on, these prints became popular among European artists and art collectors and so had a strong influence on Western visual culture as well.

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Globally renowned today, the long-lived artist depicted everything in nature, from towering Mount Fuji to tiny flowers and insects.

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
His amazing ability to capture the beauty of landscape greatly influenced painters such as Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet.

Toshusai Sharaku (active 1794-5)
The mysterious artist was a master of the use of line and color to capture facial features, drawing kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers with lively expressions.

Utagawa Kunimasa (1773-1810)
Striking actor portraits in extreme closeup, as well as charming depictions of beautiful women, capture the vibrant spirit of the popular culture of Edo.

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)
A best-selling artist specialized in highly recognizable actor portraits and images of beautiful women modelling the very latest in chic Edo fashions.

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