Choose a language
Use Arthive in the language you prefer
Sign up
Create an account
Register to use Arthive functionality to the maximum
Exhibition October 22, 2020 − January 31

The masters of the Edo era. Japanese ukiyo-e engraving from the collection of O. P. Malakhov

At the exhibition you can see the famous masterpieces of these masters: Hokusai - "Waves off the coast of Kanagawa" ("Big Wave"), "South Wind. Clear Day ”(“ Red Fuji ”) and Hiroshige - more than 20 sheets from the series“ Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido ”,“ One hundred famous views of Edo ”.The exhibition for the first time in Omsk opens up the opportunity for the viewer to get acquainted with traditional Japanese woodcuts of the 18th – 19th centuries in a large-scale project. Made in the ukiyo-e style (literally: pictures of a floating, changing world), they represent the direction of urban culture in the Edo period (1603-1868). It was at this time that engraving acquired the status of an independent art. The exhibition demonstrates a variety of genres and subjects that reflect the range of interests of ukiyo-e masters. For example, theater - a favorite entertainment of the Japanese - is captured in engravings by Sharaku, Shunsho, Kunihiro, representing the yakusha-e genre. We see images of beautiful townsfolk or famous geishas (bijin-ga genre) in the works of Harunobu, Utamaro, Eishi, Chikanobu. Landscape (genre fuukei-ga) owes its incredible popularity not only in Japan but also in Europe and America to Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige. At the exhibition you can see the famous masterpieces of these masters: Hokusai - "Waves off the coast of Kanagawa" ("Big Wave"), "South Wind. Clear Day ”(“ Red Fuji ”) and Hiroshige - more than 20 sheets from the series“ Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido ”,“ One hundred famous views of Edo ”.
At the exhibition there is an opportunity to meet the work of one of the most mysterious Japanese artists - Tosusai Sharaku. His original engravings depicting actors of the Kabuki theater are a rarity not only in private collections, but also in the world's largest treasuries.

The engravings of Kitagawa Utamaro went down in the history of world art culture as the highest manifestation of refined Japanese grace and femininity, consecrated by the happiness of maternal love ("A young woman with a child at the mirror").

Based on site materials OOMII them. M. A. Vrubel.