Blending into the Woodwork: Stylistic Sources for Hiroshige's Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces

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Art - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Free with museum admission
Sponsored by: Master Series is sponsored by AbbVie. Presented with support from the Bernard G. and Louise B. Palitz Fund.
Description: Speaker: Dr. Kit Brooks, Independent Curator

Description: Hiroshige's landscape print designs have been internationally recognized for their innovative perspective and bold palette since the mid-19th century. However, his approach epitomizes the dual nature of the ukiyo-e ("floating world") style. Though best known for its ephemeral subjects and fashion-based turnover, ukiyo-e was in fact deeply grounded in traditional sources and classical modes of picture making. This lecture will examine the underlying patterns that informed Hiroshige's thinking, which, combined with contemporary and aggressive marketing strategies, made his work the pinnacle of popular art.

Highlight Object: Province of Mikawa: Rocks on the Hill of Horaiji, 1901.59.1402
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Last Modified: March 15, 2019 at 11:04 AM

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