Ukiyo-e

People of the blogosphere, I've just returned from a day trip to Barcelona and I've been to see an exhibition about Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world), Japanese woodblock prints that depict their contemporary culture (17th to 19th-ish centuries). It was divided into different sections: theatre still-lives; sumo ones; female beauty; erotic and lanscape.
It has been so beautiful, inspiring and awe-provoking. Absolutely outstanding. We've also been lucky enough to catch a free guide around the show with the most expert young lady. She made us understand how connected the circumstances of the artists were with the political power regenting Japan at the times. (on a funny note, the very explicit erotic prints were forbidden -altought they still circulated- not because of what was shown but because of the couples depicted being from different social casts).

The delicacy and peculiar aesthetics (for an occidental art composition mind set) were totally bewildering.

It's made me confirm I might want to study Art History next.

What did you think? 

One Response

  1. gravatar Liberté says:

    I like it your pic!
    it ll be post ed at
    cafeliberte.blogspot.com

    be welcome

Related Posts with Thumbnails

About Me

My photo
Madrid, Spain
Trained as a Product designer and in Fine Arts (a bit). Now a MA student of Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture. Passionate about culture, trends, rituals and people (and vegan food). Proud owner of Nosideup Etsy store. See more at http://www.mariagilulldemolins.com

Archives

When I grow old I want my blog to be...

Nosideup @ Etsy

Followers

www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos and videos from Nosideup. Make your own badge here.