Foosaner Art Museum Announcements
Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art Collection
March 28 – May 24, 2015
Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga draws from the Syracuse University’s collection of over 300 examples from this important and hugely influential art movement. The 40 prints on view date from the height of color ukiyo-e printmaking (c1780–1868) through Japan’s Meiji period (1868-1912) to twentieth century impressions of the Shin Hanga movement (1915–1940s). Masters of this medium are represented, including the work of Utamaro, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai, Hiroshida, Tsuchiya Koitsu and Yoshida Hiroshi. The prints exemplify the soft, painterly style that is synonymous with the Japanese woodcut, and illustrates the wide range of subjects from courtesans to Kabuki theater and the Japanese landscape.
This exhibition is organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries.
Image credit: Kunichika, [Woman with sword on raft], c. 1860. Color woodcut on laid paper, 13 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches. Gift of Colonel John R. Fox. Courtesy of Syracuse University Art Collection.