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utagawa hiroshige


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utagawa hiroshige  (歌川広重)  1797 - 1858

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese: 歌川 広重), also Ando Hiroshige (Japanese: 安藤 広重; 1797 ? 12 October 1858), was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition. Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes, such as the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido and The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido; and for his depictions of birds and flowers. The subjects of his work were atypical of the ukiyo-e genre, whose typical focus was on beautiful women, popular actors, and other scenes of the urban pleasure districts of Japan's Edo period (1603?1868). The popular Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series by Hokusai was a strong influence on Hiroshige's choice of subject, though Hiroshige's approach was more poetic and ambient than Hokusai's bolder, more formal prints. For scholars and collectors, Hiroshige's death marked the beginning of a rapid decline in the ukiyo-e genre, especially in the face of the westernization that followed the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Hiroshige's work came to have a marked influence on Western painting towards the close of the 19th century as a part of the trend in Japonism. Western artists closely studied Hiroshige's compositions, and some, such as van Gogh, painted copies of Hiroshige's prints.

【Reference】53 stages on the Tokai-do Road
100 Famous Views of Edo
about 60 Famous Views

    広重の死絵
    東海道五十三次之内 日本橋
    京都名所之内 淀川
    東海道五十三次之内 蒲原
    東海道五十三次之内 庄野
    富士三十六景之内 甲斐御坂越
    名所江戸百景 大はしあたけの夕立
    左:広重 右下:北斎 右上:モネ
    左:広重  右:ゴッホ
    左:広重  右:ゴッホ
    阿波 鳴門の風波
    王子装束ゑの木大晦日の狐火
    真崎辺より水神の森内川関屋の里を見る図
    石山秋月
    月に雁
    上野山内月のまつ
    玉川秋月
    葉ごしの月
    三日月に松上の木菟
    武蔵小金井
    甲陽猿橋之図
    阿波鳴門之風景
    日本橋雪中
    あらし山満花
    朝顔
    高輪之明月
    木曾路之山川
    武陽金沢八勝夜景
    洗馬
    月夜木賊に兎