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Friday, January 18, 2019

Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Hiroshige: Famous Views in the 60-Odd Provinces

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road,
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Jul 21, 2017 To Apr 01, 2018

Detail: Take a journey with renowned Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige through his breathtaking landscape paintings of the 66 provinces of Japan. Completed in 1856, Hiroshige’s Famous Views in the 60-Odd Provinces captured the beauty of Japan in vivid detail, just as leisurely travel was taking hold in the country. From famous landmarks, to beachside cliffs, Hiroshige provided a window into every corner of 19th-century Japan. In a novel approach for landscape prints, Hiroshige used vertical compositions rather than the usual horizontal. This allowed him to emphasize deep distances, towering heights, and unique vantage points.

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Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858), <em>Kai</em>
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858), Kai
13-5/8 × 9-1/16 in.
ink on paper, color woodblock print
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