Japanese woodblock prints

Exhi­bi­tion from 10/14/2020 – 11/21/2020

From 1870 the Japan­ese col­or wood­cut (Ukiyo‑e, pic­tures of the flow­ing world) spread in Europe. Euro­pean artists were inspired by them. Their colour­ful­ness, orna­men­ta­tion and per­spec­tive pro­vid­ed sig­nif­i­cant impuls­es for the devel­op­ment of mod­ern art.
Japan­ese wood­block print­mak­ers have been rep­re­sent­ed in the gallery since the ear­ly 1970s. Inex­pen­sive works that are suit­able as an intro­duc­tion to col­lect­ing as well as high-qual­i­ty col­or wood­cuts from the 18th to the 21st cen­tu­ry are shown, includ­ing shun­gas (erot­i­ca), suri­monos (con­grat­u­la­to­ry leaves), shin hangas, Japan­ese play­ing cards and ink drawings.