Born in Edo, Kobayashi Kiyochika (18471915) spent his youth during a time of major transition for Japan. From a samurai family, his interest in drawing led to the creation of a series of woodblock prints in 1876 depicting Tokyo and its great transformations. They reflect Kiyochikas awareness of Western artistic expression using light and shadow, and inspired a new style of ukiyo-e in the Meiji period. Besides city scenes, nature and still lifes, he later created satirical images of society and illustrations of war scenes. This catalogue is published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition featuring 300 woodblock prints, paintings, and drawings by the last great ukiyo-e master.
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Book Description Seigensha, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M4861524806