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Shunga Statue of Keisai Eisen’s “Harbor” Scene by Joscha Bender

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A couple of years ago, we sold this lovely Keisai Eisen piece that depicts an intimate couple at a quay in the harbor. The print comes from Eisen’s series ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)‘, issued around 1836. The client was the German artist Joscha Bender who is both a sculptor and a shunga […]

New Faerber Painting in Tribute to Keisai Eisen and Hokusai

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The starting point for the latest work of Brooklyn-based artist Jeff Faerber are some print designs by the ukiyo-e masters Hokusai and Eisen. On the right in the finished painting (Fig.2) it reads ‘based on prints by Keisai Eisen & Katsushika Hokusai.’ Below you can find these prints and also an insightful explanation by the artist […]

Keisai Eisen Is Ranked Not Far From Utamaro

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After Hokusai, undoubtedly the most striking figure among the later shunga artists is Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Eisen was to prove one of the most prolific (together with Kunisada) of all ukiyo-e shunga masters. His several sets of larger album-prints are well known, and he produced more than three dozen different shunga books as well – […]

The Risky Pictures by the Notorious Artist Keisai Eisen

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The risky pictures in shunga, also called abuna-e, were one of the specialties of the multi-talented Japanese artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).  These kind of images are characterized by a more evocative atmosphere with the couples (mainly courtesans and their secret lovers) depicted just after or before their love-making. A fascinating post-coital scene with a geisha […]

The Extraordinary Japanese Shunga Art of Keisai Eisen

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The Japanese shunga art by the jack-of-all-trades* Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) is always sensual and instantly recognizable for the trained eye. The rendering of the hair-dues, the use of his beloved color purple, and elaborate placement of textiles are just a few of the characteristic features of this great ukiyo-e master. Japanese Shunga Art His most […]

Sensual Video of an Untitled Shunga Series By Keisai Eisen

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The following sensual video features a nearly complete (it lacks the single page illustrations) shungabook series by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). At this moment the title of the series is unknown to me but it was published in the 1830s: Click HERE for another interesting article on Eisen including a sensual video!

Sex Within The Narrow Confines Of a Pleasure-Boat By Keisai Eisen

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This is the final panel of the ‘A Light Spring Snow‘-series from the robust artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). We find ourselves back in the midst of Edo (former Tokyo) in which we get a glimpse of two lovers on a pleasure-boat in the middle of the Sumida River. Genitalia The protagonists are stylish geisha and […]

Why Was Keisai Eisen Such a Decadent Shunga Artist?

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Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), a pupil of the Hokusai school, was the first of the three leading ukiyo-e masters (the other two were Kunisada and Kuniyoshi) who started to produce in the shunga genre during the Bunsei/Tenpo era (1820s to 1844). Popular Although Kunisada was already a very popular artist in the Bunka period (1804-1818), long before Keisai […]

Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes by Utagawa Kunisada and Keisai Eisen

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This work is unusual in that it is a collaborative work in which print artists supplied both the illustrations (Kunisada) and the text (Keisai Eisen). Eisen felt a deep loss over the death of Ryutei Tanehiko (1783-1842), an author for whom he had illustrated many books (Hayasji 1975:225). He feared for the decline of the […]

Faerber’s New Modern Erotic Art With an Ode to Hokusai, Eisen and Banksy

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Jeff Faerber has added two gems to his modern erotic art oeuvre. In the first work he pays tribute to two ancient Japanese artists (Keisai Eisen and Hokusai) and one contemporary England-based street artist (the enigmatic Banksy). From a Eisen design he mimicked the pose of the couple, Hokusai is present in the back with […]

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