Choose a language
Use Arthive in the language you prefer
Sign up
Create an account
Register to use Arthive functionality to the maximum
Exhibition May 25 − August 11, 2019

Japan on paper

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.