Ukiyo-e at the Boca Museum
Post #773 • April 12, 2006, 11:25 AM • 13 Comments
The Boca Museum effectively chose A Floating World: Japanese Prints from the Collection to hang across from the aforementioned Whistler show. Whistler drew inspiration from ukiyo-e, along with nearly every other contemporaneous painter of note. It showed up in his prints, especially, as he borrowed the spatial devices of Hiroshige's landscapes. None of the other three printmakers represented could match Hiroshige's enormous charm and subtle coloration, but Kunisada came close with vibrant, figure-oriented depictions of kabuki theater scenes.