Document Type

Gallery Guide

Publication Date

4-26-2007

Abstract

"The exhibition, Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School: Japanese Prints from the Haggerty Collection, consists of eighteenth and nineteenth-century ukiyo-e by the most recognized artists of the period. Prints by Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai and artists of the Utagawa School demonstrate the traditional Japanese woodblock prints. The woodblock process, similar to that employed by artists in Europe in the sixteenth century, was adapted from Chinese techniques by the Japanese to create commercial prints. Japanese printers were adept at producing books, so the transition to creating first monochromatic and then full-color prints was achieved by around 1765. The Haggerty collection has numerous works by important teachers, such as Katsukawa Shunsho and Utagawa Toyokuni I, along with rival artists, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, of the Utagawa School."

Comments

Published version. Haggerty Museum gallery guide entitled "Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School: Japanese Prints from the Haggerty Collection" (2007). Permalink: http://www.marquette.edu/haggerty/documents/japanese_guide_03.pdf. ©2007 Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University. Used with permission.