Friday, April 27, 2012

Ukiyoe by Kitagawa Utamaro - Woodblock Prints in Japan - YouTube

Kitagawa Utamaro (ca. 1753 -- October 31, 1806) was a Japanese printmaker and painter, who is considered one of the greatest artists of woodblock prints (ukiyo-e). His name was romanized as Outamaro. He is known especially for his masterfully composed studies of women, known as bijinga. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro

Vintage Prints by Kitagawa Utamaro on Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan?section_id=10701382

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