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11 August 2017 on the second floor of the exhibition hall of the Voronezh regional art Museum. I. N. Archaeology started its work the exhibition “the Golden age of Japanese graphics. Picture of the elusive peace.” Another project, implemented jointly with the “Art center in Perinnaya series”, Saint-Petersburg, is 63 woodcuts from European private collections. “Picture of the elusive peace” in Japanese “Ukiyo-e”, drawings with scenes of urban life, the battles of emperors and samurai, portraits of beautiful geisha and Kabuki actors. Work performed by recognized masters of Japanese woodcuts, among which Katsushika Hokusai, Ando Hiroshige, Utagawa Kunisada, Kitagawa Utamaro and others. The exhibition will continue until October 15, 2017.
August 11, 2017 on the second floor of the exhibition hall of the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. The exhibition “The Golden Age of Japanese Graphics. Pictures of the elusive world. ”
The project, implemented in conjunction with the “Art Center in the Perine ranks”, St. Petersburg, included 63 woodcuts from private European collections.
“Pictures of the elusive world” – in Japanese “Ukiyo-e” – this is the name of the graphics of the Edo period (XVII – first half of the 19th century) with scenes from the life of citizens, portraits of geishas, actors of the kabuki theater and images of birds and flowers. Borrowed from the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the concept emphasizes the ephemeral nature of vanishing moments and the ability to enjoy the momentary in a rapidly flowing river of time. Color engraving had no analogues in the Far East. In Japan it was extremely popular: it was decorated with interiors of houses, used as posters for theater productions, advertising of tea houses and “cheerful” quarters.
The flourishing of ukiyo-e is closely related to the period of the rise of Edo – modern Tokyo. By the beginning of the XVIII century the city had a million population and outnumbered all European capitals. The Edo era is a period of flourishing not only in the fine arts of Japan, but also in literature, poetry, and theater. The glory of recognized masterpieces of woodcuts created by such masters as Katsushika Hokusai, Ando Hiroshige, Utagawa Kunisada, Kitagawa Utamaro, quickly moved beyond Japan.
Sakura blossom, snow-capped peaks of the sacred Mount Fuji, portraits of beautiful geisha and kabuki actors, battles of emperors and samurai – all this became the inspiration for the artists of the capital of Japan.
The cost of a full entrance ticket is 300 rubles, preferential (for students, schoolchildren, pensioners) – 200 rubles.
The exhibition will last until October 15, 2017.
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