Pictures of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints

05sep11:0013:00Pictures of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints

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The Arts Society North Herts is presenting a lecture on Pictures of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints at Broadway Cinema on Thursday 5th September 2024.

Affordable art in the form of woodblock prints became popular in Japan during the Edo period (1615–1868), and was known as Ukiyo-e, literally “pictures of the Floating World” for their ephemeral nature.

When Japan opened its doors to the west in the mid-19th century, many of these prints by Hokusai, Hiroshige, and other artists were introduced to Europe for the first time and were received with great enthusiasm by the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists in Paris.

This lecture by Dr Meri Arich traces the history of Ukiyo-e with examples from famous masters. Dr Meri Arichi studied Art History in London and Florence, and worked at Christie’s, London, from 1989 to 1993. She has taught the History of Japanese Art at SOAS as a Senior Teaching Fellow from 2007 to 2016. Dr Arichi is a trustee of the Japanese Women’s Association in Great Britain and the Chair of the Circle of Japanese Art London.

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Time

(Thursday) 11:00 - 13:00

Location

Broadway Cinema and Theatre

Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Letchworth SG6 3DD

Organizer

Broadway Cinema and Theatre

01462 681088 Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Letchworth SG6 3DD

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