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Hishikawa Moronobu Displaying His Mastery in This Mysterious Booklet

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The charming booklet below is a rare art piece from the very early period of ukiyo-e print-making. It is attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu (1618-1694), who was the first and most important ukiyo-e artist of his time, a position he maintained until his death. Spring Lust Exhibition We recently obtained this fukuro-toji (bound-pocket book) from the famous collector […]

Hishikawa Moronobu: The Powerful Austerity of a Shunga Pioneer

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Hishikawa Moronobu (1618-1694) is generally considered the first true artist of ukiyo-e and founder of the art of the Floating World. He was not the first figure, but none of his predecessors possessed his distinguishing style and productivity. Refined and Balanced At what exact point he made his appearance, one cannot say. His first signed […]

Tsukioka Settei: The Shunga Magician From Osaka

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Tsukioka Settei (1726-1787) was an artist who lived and worked mainly in Osaka. Together with Sukenobu he is considered to be the leading artist of the Floating World in Kamigata, a region that included Kyoto and Osaka. Settei had a classical training at the Kano school and was partly influenced by Moronobu’s style. Magical Panacea […]

Nishikawa Sukenobu: The Great Shunga Master of the Kamigata Area

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Nishikawa Sukenobu (西川 祐信, 1671-1750) is by many critics considered the greatest ukiyo-e artist coming from the Kamigata region (Kyoto and Osaka). His exceptional mastery in portraying the female figure meant that he was in great demand for shunga illustrations. Female Beauties Sukenobu studied painting under Kano Eino of the Kano school in Kyoto; he may […]

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 – […]

This Crazy Shunga Design By Hokusai Was Hammered Down For $8750,- At Christies

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The ‘Brocades of the East (Azuma nishiki)‘ commences with a brief preface featuring elegant calligraphy, summarizing the classical themes of sexual love – from the China of Yang Kuei-fei to Japan of Prince Narihara – and of their depiction in ukiyo-e from the shunga albums of Moronobu to the master of the present work, Hokusai […]

Kawanabe Kyosai: The Comical Erotic World of a Shunga Genius (Part 2)

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Creative Prowess In 1993, the British Museum held a major Kawanabe Kyosai exhibition, and since then his work has witnessed a re-evaluation. One of the last painters in the Kanõ school, he is now recognized as one of the final ukiyo-e masters. In the realm of shunga, his creative prowess equals earlier Edo-period masters like […]