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Voluptuous Dream Scenes by Ukiyo-e Masters Harunobu & Koryusai

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The depiction of dreams in ukiyo-e is a rather rare occurrence. This was a characteristic probably most used in the shunga genre where in the designs the thoughts of the concerning protagonist(s) wander off towards erotic desires and encounters. They are represented by means of thought clouds that are still used in comic strips today. Harunobu & […]

Copulating Couple Hidden Behind a Tsuitate by Koryusai

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In the penultimate eleventh plate from Isoda Koryusai’s oban-sized album ‘Shikido torikumi juniban ( Twelve Bouts on the Way of Sensuality),’* we watch a couple in an intimate embrace on a futon. Tsuitate The woman’s obi** is hanging casually over a tsuitate***, that is decorated with a design of cranes, a common motif in Japanese art. […]

Koryusai Print Depicting a Tricky Encounter of an Adolescent Couple

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A young couple, indulging in their lust, have become thoroughly entangled with each other, while an older man sleeps nearby. They have limited space and if the boy stretches his legs too far, he will knock down the folding screen. Small Is Better Than Big Chrysanthemums and grasses can be seen outside in the garden […]

Koryusai’s Sensual Erotic World In Koban Shunga (P2)

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In this sequel (Part 1 can be found here) we look further into Koryusai’s contribution to shunga in the smaller koban format… Direction A courtesan is moving the penis of a male client in the right direction. Hairdo A mature man gets intimate with a younger courtesan in the garden. His face is visible through […]

Koryusai’s Sensual Erotic World In Koban Shunga (P1)

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Probably the most undervalued ukiyo-e master and most prolific artist of his time, Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790) excelled in hashira-e (pillar print) and shunga. As expected, in the beginning his work was very reminiscent to that of his mentor Suzuki Harunobu (1724-1770) but after the death of the latter Koryusai developed his own style. More Realistic This […]

Isoda Koryusai’s ‘Peeking Infant Surprising His Copulating Sister’ Design

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The first design on the page is from ‘Sensual Colors, Phoenix Free in a Field’ aka ‘Sensual Colours, A Phoenix Released in the Field‘-series and is Isoda Koryusai ‘s first of only two oban-sized shunga series. Wrestling The second one is ‘Twelve Holds of Love a.k.a. Twelve Bouts of Love’ (Shikido torikumi juniban)‘ that was […]

Discover the Price Secrets in Our Unique Shunga Art Price Indicator..!!

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Often wondered what Hokusai’s original The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife was sold for in the past? Our unique Shunga Art Price Indicator offers no less than 5 RARE examples (both as an individual piece and in book form) of this most coveted shunga print. Besides this S.A.P.I., which is ONE OF A KIND, includes 176 pages […]

Cubist Interpretations of Famous Ukiyo-e Pieces by Dmitry Trubin

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Dmitry Aleksandrovich Trubin (b. 1961) is a Russian painter, sculptor, illustrator, honored artist of the Russian Federation. He was born in Arkhangelsk, where he lives and works at present. Fig. 1. Self-portrait with the depiction of a geisha in the background The Career In 1989, Trubin graduated from the Faculty of Arts at the Moscow […]

Reynolds and Rose Re-Interpreting Traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e Shunga

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The (regular) artist duo Reynolds and Rose created a series of paintings in which they give their own unique take on ancient shunga. The body of work is entitled ‘Japornism: Erotic Contemporientalism‘ and was exhibited at the Eaton Hill Gallery in 2018. Sopranos Both artists share a musical and artistic background, and in the last decade they […]

Harukawa Goshichi and His Image of the Ominous Flight of the Hototogisu

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According to the late ukiyo-e expert Richard Lane, the Osaka artist Harukawa Goshichi (1776-c.1832) is one of the most difficult yet intriguing of the shunga artists. He bridged the gap between Edo and Kyoto ukiyo-e. Social Backgrounds The compelling plateau in this post is from a discerning untitled series Goshichi produced in the late 18th/early 19th […]

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