Monday, January 4, 2010

The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji

Eighteen of the prints making up the "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji" by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) are on display in the Appel Gallery of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, through 7 February.

Rising majestically with a near-perfect cone shape, Mount Fuji has been a favorite subject of Japanese artists from the earliest times.

The image shown at right is Hiroshige's, "Noge and Yokohama in Musashi Province", 1858, color woodblock print, 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. Gift in memory of Charles C. Kryter.

Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重)was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist. He was also referred to as Andō Hiroshige (安藤広重) and by the art name of Ichiyūsai Hiroshige (一幽斎廣重). You can read more about the artist on Wikipedia.


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