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.
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 […]
Advantage Of The Woodblock Prints As Perfected By Japanese Artists
I have always been a great fan of Japanese woodblock print artists. I find the woodblock print artists t to be amazing in how they perfected the woodblock print techniques. The Japanese woodblock prints had many advantages, and that it was beneficial technology for its day. The more the Japanese publishers began to print woodblock […]
Why Is Yoshitomo Nara Important? 11 Reasons Why
One of my favorite Japanese artists is Yoshimoto Nara. I first saw his work in an interior design magazine and have loved it ever since. Yoshitomo Nara is one of Japan’s most important and popular contemporary artists. Many of his works of art sell for record-breaking figures; this makes him a market-driven artist. His art […]
When Did The Japanese Woodblock Ukiyo-e Style Of Art Flourish?
One of the most interesting artistic styles in Japan’s history is the Ukiyo-e woodblock prints style. Even today, the Japanese woodblock prints are considered beautiful and relevant. The Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock print art style flourished during the Edo Period from 1615-1868. The Shoguns ruled Japan’s social hierarchy. Merchants had money but no political power; they […]
Why are Japanese Artists So Good? 8 Reasons Why0
Throughout the centuries, Japan has produced some amazing artists. Even today, several Japanese artists are prevalent throughout the world. Japanese artists are good because Japan has a long history of art being at the forefront of Japanese culture. Japanese artists also believe in not just hard work but also consistent practice. The Japanese artist is […]