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Ukiyo-e Pop: learning about ukiyo-e & contemporary Japonism

Ukiyo-e Pop: learning about ukiyo-e & contemporary Japonism

The current exhibition at the ICN gallery in London, ukiyo-e pop, showcases classic ukiyo-e (浮世絵 / Japanese woodblock prints) and modern art influenced by these traditional prints, which falls under the umbrella of  contemporary ‘Japonism‘. This exhibition is part two of a three-part series. Part 1 “What is Ukiyo-e?”  provided a good introduction to ukiyo-e, and this … Continue reading

Kuniyoshi’s Skytree

Kuniyoshi’s Skytree

(Image source: Japan Probe) The other day a friend and I were talking about ukiyo-e (浮世絵 / Japanese woodblock prints) and she mentioned “Kuniyoshi’s Skytree”. I didn’t know what she meant, but soon found out after a little Googling… Around 1831, Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi ((歌川 国芳, 1797 – 1862) made the picture “Toto Mitsumata no Zu” (“The view … Continue reading

Introducing… The ICN cafe

Introducing… The ICN cafe

As many of you will know, my favourite Japanese art gallery in London is the ICN gallery. As it happens, the ICN gallery also has a cafe, and it’s fast becoming one of my favourite places to eat (or just stop for tea) when I’m out and about in Shoreditch. The lovely people at the … Continue reading