Utagawa Hiroshige’s best-known woodblock prints were published during a time of transition in his homeland. After centuries of political and cultural seclusion, Japan was nearing the close of its peaceful, prosperous Edo period, and the nation would soon open to the West. In his artwork, Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858) preserved his vision of picturesque Edo (now Tokyo) and the idyllic Japanese countryside. His landscapes chronicled the timelessness of changing seasons, the traditional observances of holidays and festivals, and the workaday lives of the nation’s people. Hiroshige’s harmonious fusion of Japan’s meisho (famous places) tradition with unusual vantage points and striking color palettes proved influential for Western impressionist and postimpressionist artists.
This calendar showcases twelve of Hiroshige’s extraordinary prints in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.The Hiroshige 2019 Japanese Wall Calendar features 12 stunning woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige
Depicts beautiful landscapes, flowers and scenes of daily life in monthly grids with full-colour artworkSize: 32.5cm x 30cm / 13 x 12 inches opens to 65cm x 30cm / 26 x 12 inches.
Size: 32.5cm x 30cm / 13 x 12 inches opens to 65cm x 30cm / 26 x 12 inches.
Printed with soy-based inks on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper!
Very attractive and useful Japanese gift!