Japan on paper

Exhibition May 25 − August 11, 2019
Japanese woodcuts, with their sophisticated design and bright color planes, have long attracted viewers and inspired Western artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Mary Cassat. These technically sophisticated and aesthetically impressive engravings were among the earliest works of Asian art acquired in the Harvard Art Museums, first entered the collection in 1910.

Onexhibition about 50 works are presented, covering the history of Japanese prints from the 17th to the 20th century; These include single-sheet prints, surimono sumptuous prints and printed books by famous designers such as Suzuki Harunobu, Utagawa Hiroshige, Sharaku, Ito Jakuchu and Katsushika Hokusai.