Asian Art & Artists
Explore the realm of Asian art and delve into the lives and works of some of the most significant artists to have ever existed.
Japanese Woodblock Prints: Influences Western Art
We can not discuss Western art and the great Western artists without discussing how Japanese artists, particularly Japanese woodblock print artists, influenced Western art. Many Western artists have been captivated by Japanese woodblock prints. Japanese woodblock prints are a unique and beautiful form of art that has captivated people for centuries. These prints are […]
Japanese Woodblock Prints: An Introduction
Some of my favorite Japanese art is the Japanese woodblock prints. These Japanese woodblock prints have captivated and inspired many artists. Japanese woodblock prints are an essential part of Japan’s artistic heritage. They have captivated the art world with their beauty and intricacy for centuries. The Japanese Woodblock prints influenced many Western artists, such […]
Journey Through Japanese Woodblock Prints
One of my favorite Japanese art forms is the Japanese woodblock prints. These Japanese woodblock prints continue to inspire many artists – myself included. Japanese woodblock prints are a unique and beautiful form of art that has captivated people for centuries. These prints are famous for their vibrant colors, intricate designs, and attention to […]
Ukiyo-e Vs. E-Ukiyo: An Important Part Of Art & Art History
One of my favorite Japanese periods of art is the Ukiyo-e period of Japanese art. Ukiyo-e influenced many artists, including me and my art. Two forms of Japanese art continue to influence Western artists: the Ukiyo-e art and E-Ukiyo. Both of these are unique Japanese art forms. The Ukiyo-e is the art form that emerged […]
Hokusai Vs. Hiroshige, Japanese Woodblock Art
Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige are the top Japanese Ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock print artists. Both of these Japanese woodblock print artists are known worldwide. Hokusai and Hiroshige were two great Japanese Ukiyo-e artists. Even though they both lived during the same time in Japan and painted similar subject matter, how they painted and saw that […]
What Does Japonisme Mean?
When we speak about European art, we also need to talk about Japanese art’s influence on European and Western art. Many artists have been influenced by Japanese art. The term Japonisme is about the influence of Japanese art on European culture and arts. Most notably, the influence Japanese woodblock prints had on the Impression art […]
Characteristics of Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints
The Japanese woodblock prints, also known as the Ukiyo-e period of Japanese woodblock print production, are from the 1670s to the 1900s. The name Ukiyo-e means “pictures of the floating world.” Japanese woodblock prints were produced to have a mass appeal to the Japanese audience. There are a lot of characteristics in the Japanese woodblock […]
Who Is The Vietnamese-American Artist An-My Lê?
I was recently looking at the Milwaukee Public Art Museum; it was interesting to learn they were exhibiting photography from the Vietnamese-American artist known An-My Le. My curiosity was piqued as I am from Milwaukee, but I live in live Hanoi, Vietnam. An-My Le is an American – Vietnamese artist known for her landscapes photography […]
What Are Some Japanese Woodblock Print Characteristics?
As I was writing this blog, I talked to my mother, and she reminded me that our aunt gave us a woodblock print many years ago. My mother asked me if that woodblock print was a Japanese woodblock print? I told her it was not; it did not have the characteristics of a Japanese woodblock […]