Kitagawa Utamaro, Ukiyo-e Artist

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753 – 1806) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded practitioners of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints, especially for his portraits of beautiful women. Utamaro’s work reached Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, where it was very popular, enjoying particular acclaim in France. He influenced the European Impressionists, particularly with his use of partial views and his emphasis on light and shade, which they imitated.

Japanese Art - Woman Portrait

喜多川歌麿 (5)
Woman Holding a Tortoise shell Hair Comb, Japanese Art, No. J03001
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Woman Wiping Sweat, Japanese Art, No. J03002
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Ten Physiognomies of Women, Japanese Art, No. J03003
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Three Beauties of the Present Day, Japanese Art, No. J03004
Poem of the Pillow, Japanese Art, Ukiyo-e, No. J03005
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Women Brings Drink, Ukiyo-e, Japanese Art, No. J03006
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Picture of Woman Applying Makeup, Japanese Art, Ukiyo-e, No. J03007
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Anthology of Poems: The Love Section, Japanese Art, Ukiyo-e, No. J03008

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