Yoshida Hiroshi Woodblock Prints - Nostalgic Utopia, from the MOA Museum of Art

Yoshida Hiroshi Woodblock Prints – Nostalgic Utopia, from the MOA Museum of Art

5F Open Gallery
September 10th (Sat), 2016 - December 11th (Sun), 2016
Yoshida Hiroshi "Kameido(Kameido Bridge), from the series Twelve Scenes of Tokyo (Tōkyō jūni dai)" 1927 (Shōwa 2)
MOA Museum of Art
The artist Yoshida Hiroshi(1876-1950) was active during the Meiji, Taishō and Shōwa periods. Born in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, his talent was apparent from a young age, and he went on to create outstanding artworks in oil and watercolor, and woodblock prints. He produced many woodblock prints, predominately of Japanese and foreign landscapes, which continue to fascinate enthusiasts with the precision of their execution and richness of color. In addition, his works depicting Japanese landscapes, such as the Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms and Twelve Scenes of Tokyo series, have a realism, as if the light and atmosphere of the scene were recreated, and a lyricism that generates a sense of nostalgia within the viewer. Featuring 86 masterpieces from the collection of the MOA Museum of Art, this exhibition examines the woodblock print work of Yoshida Hiroshi.

(English translation: Nagoya Calendar, January 2017; published by Nagoya International Center) (英語訳 出所:(公財)名古屋国際センター『ナゴヤカレンダー 2017年1月号』)

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