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101 Great Samurai Prints (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

101 Great Samurai Prints (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

ISBN: 9780486465234
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Edition: Green ed.
Publication Date: 2008-10-31
Number of pages: 112

Paperback. Pub Date :2008-09-19 Pages: 112 Language: English Publisher: Dover Publications One of the last great names in the Japanese ukiyo-e style. Utagawa Kuniyoshi was an undisputed master of the warrior woodblock print Born in Tokyo in. 1797. his talent became evident by the tender age of 12. when he became an apprentice to a famous print master Starting out with vivid illustrations of cultural icons -. including Kabuki actors and Japanese heroes - he moved on to a unique treatment of warrior prints . incorporating elements of dreams. omens. and daring feats that characterized his distinctive style. These dramatic eighteenth-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. One hundred and one full-color portraits of legendary samurai pulse with movement. passion. and remarkably fine detail. A must for collectors of Japanese art and a perfect first work for tho...

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