The View of Edo Period: Flora, Landscape, and Actors
This exhibit will explore the various subjects in Ukiyo-e prints, and its later development on genres and stylistic changes. During the late Edo period, landscape came into its own as a genre, especially via the works of Hokusai and Hiroshige. The two great artists' rivalry marks the flourish of Ukiyo-e and its artistic ambition. The landscape genre has come to dominate Western perceptions of ukiyo-e, for its imaginative and atmospheric depiction of nature.