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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Exhibition Private - USA & Canada

Hiroshige: Poet of Travel

Ronin Gallery
425 Madison Ave. 3rd Fl,
New York, USA
Sep 12, 2017 To Oct 13, 2017

Detail: In the history of ukiyo-e, there is one name above all others that evokes the tender, lyrical beauty of the Japanese landscape – Hiroshige. Ronin Gallery is pleased to present a selection of fifteen of his most iconic landscapes, seascapes and nature studies. This exhibition of selected masterworks spans all of the renowned series of the “poet of travel.” Works on view include Satta Beach in Suruga from the series 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, Shono from the series 53 Stations of the Tokaido (1833-1834), Plum Garden at Kameido from 100 Famous Views of Edo (1856-1858), and more. The exhibition will be on view in the gallery and online.

Beloved the world over, Hiroshige is renowned for his uncanny ability to capture a place not merely in appearance, but in mood and spirit. His ability to create designs that convey an intimacy of the travel experience and a palpable atmosphere of each specific moment is unsurpassed. Throughout his career, Hiroshige transformed the themes, techniques, and style of ukiyo-e. Hiroshige’s bold cropping of planes, dramatic truncation of objects, and exhilarating leaps of viewpoint heralded an unprecedented approach to composition in Japan and abroad. With each of his works, Hiroshige provides insight in to the everyday life of Japan’s citizens, creating a veritable microcosm of Edo-period life with each print.

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(Left) Hiroshige. Plum Garden at Kameido. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. Woodblock print. 1857.
(Right) Hiroshige. Satta Beach, Suruga. The 36 Views of Mt. Fuji. Woodblock print. 1858. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries | Message Board | Calendar