GUSU ENGRAVING ON UKIYO-E EXHIBITION
Recommended by Shanghai Library, Liu Haisu Art Museum and OGP Collectors Club
- Liu Haisu Art Museum, 1609 Yan'an Rd West, Changning District, Shanghai, China
Chinese engravings appeared frequently in Ming Dynasty prints. Printmaking technology and the publishing industry advanced dramatically from the Ming Dynasty (1573 - 1619) to the Qing Emperor of Kangxi (1736 - 1795). The woodcut work "Chengde's Summer Resort" was created in 1712 using Western techniques. Following the Kangxi period, artisans created woodcut New Year pictures of Tianjin Yangliuqing and Suzhou Taohuawu. The Taohuawu woodcut is particularly prosperous in the Jiangnan area due to its geographical advantages. During the Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong periods of the Qing Dynasty, Suzhou Taohuawu New Year paintings were known as "Gusu Engraving." On the other hand, ukiyo-e art was popular in Japan during the Edo period, which lasted from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Its artists created woodblock prints and paintings of female beauties, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, historical and folk tale scenes, travel scenes and landscapes, flora and fauna, and erotica. The exhibition "Golden Age - The Influence of Gusu Engraving on Ukiyo-e" is on display at the Liu Haisu Art Museum.The works were collected from the Suzhou Taohuawu woodblock New Year pictures collected by Shanghai Library and Liu Haisu Art Museum, as well as famous European collectors, sinologists, The replica of "Gusu Edition" collected by Mr. Feng Debao, chairman of the British Woodblock Education Trust, and the original Ukiyo-e collection provided by Shanghai Tang Lijian. This time, the Ukiyo-e works on display are from Shanghai collector Tang Lijian, and include beautiful paintings by Kitagawa Utagawa, Utagawa Kunisada, Keizai Yingquan, and others, as well as Dongzhouzhai's writing music paintings, who is good at "Soldiers draw." This work, like those of Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige, can be described as a panoramic reproduction of Edo period style. Tips: - Fri, Feb 1 @ 9 : 00 am - Wed, Feb 27 @ 4 : 00 pm - Liu Haisu Art Museum, No.1609 Yan'an Rd West, Changning District, Shanghai, China - From Tuesday to Sunday @ 9 : 00 am - 5 : 00 pm (Admission stops after 4 : 00 pm) - Monday is closed (except for public holidays).