Hiroshige. Visions from Japan

Scuderie del Quirinale
Italy, Rome
March 1, 2018 - July 29, 2018

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A monographic exhibition dedicated to Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 - 1858), one of the most influential Japanese artists of the mid-nineteenth century. Curated by Rossella Menegazzo with Sarah E. Thompson, it features a selection of about 230 works, woodblock prints and scroll paintings. With his woodblock prints of the Floating World, Hiroshige is known as the “master of rain and snow”. He is famous for his illustrations of landscapes and views of Japan throughout the four seasons. Such images were popular at the time because they provided a source of territorial knowledge and played a fundamental role in the construction of Japan’s national identity. Hiroshige uses asymmetry, placing large-scale elements in the foreground and leaving smaller-scale elements in the background.


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