Art

Shunga

Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714124766

Category: Art

Page: 536

View: 5023

Discover Japanese art like no other. Originally created by the artists of the ukiyo-e school of the floating world to advertise brothels in 17th-century Yoshiwara, these popular spring pictures (shunga) transcended class and gender in Japan for almost 300 years. These tender, humorous and brightly coloured pieces celebrate sexual pleasure in all its forms, culminating in the beautiful, yet graphic, work of iconic artists Utamaro, Hokusai and Kunisada. This catalogue of a major international exhibition aims to answer some key questions about what shunga is and why was it produced. Erotic Japanese art was heavily suppressed in Japan from the 1870s onwards as part of a process of cultural modernisation that imported many contemporary western moral values. Only in the last twenty years or so has it been possible to publish unexpurgated examples in Japan and this ground-breaking publication presents this fascinating art in its historical and cultural context for the first time. Within Japan, shunga has continued to influence modern forms of art, including manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art. Drawing on the latest scholarship and featuring over 400 images of works from major public and private collections, this landmark book sheds new light on this unique art form within Japanese social and cultural history. Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art is published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum from October 2013 to January 2014.
Art

Shunga

Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art

Author: Timothy Clark,C. Andrew Gerstle,Aki Ishigami,Akiko Yano

Publisher: Hotei Pub

ISBN: 9789004263260

Category: Art

Page: 536

View: 9702

Drawing on the latest scholarship from the leading experts in the field and featuring over 400 images of works from major public and private collections, this landmark book looks at painted and printed erotic images produced in Japan during the Edo period (1600–1868) and early Meiji era (1868–1912).This title is only available through Hotei Publishing in the United States of America, Canada and the Philippines.
Art

Japanese Erotic Art

The Hidden World of Shunga

Author: Ofer Shagan,Mark Halpern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500291177

Category: Art

Page: 472

View: 6583

The definitive book on Japanese erotic art or shunga
Art

Sex and the Floating World

Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820 - Second Edition

Author: Timon Screech

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861894328

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 5312

During the Edo period in eighteenth-century Japan, erotic paintings and prints known today as shunga were popular among both men and women. Yet, prior to Tim Screech’s definitive study, Sex and the Floating World, no one had attempted to situate these overtly sexual images within the contexts of the sexual, gender, or class tensions of the time. Newly revised and expanded, this second edition of Sex and the Floating World examines how and why these images were made and used. Along the way, Screech illuminates a provocative world of sexual fantasy in Edo Japan. ‘With concern, proportion, wit and a bit of levity, the author of this authoritative and invaluable contribution to scholarship has given us the book for which we have long waited.”—Japan Times “Screech provides a fascinating and informative introduction to the social and sexual habits of pre-modern Japan, copiously illustrated and full of witty anecdotes as well as solid scholarly research. The ideal bedtime read?”—Insight Japan
Art

Shunga

Erotic Art in Japan

Author: Rosina Buckland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781468306989

Category: Art

Page: 175

View: 4065

Showcases top-selected examples of Japanese erotic art created between 1600 and 1900 including pieces by Kitagawa Utamaro and Katsushika Hokusai, demonstrating how the form reflects multiple perspectives, fantasy scenarios, opulent materials and special printing effects.
Self-Help

Shunga

The Essence of Japanese Pillow-Book Eroticism

Author: Bret Norton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789654941440

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 4473

Stories, terms and extracts of illustrated scrolls, known as pillow books, that reflect the atmosphere of Shunga or Japanese eroticism.
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Modern Shunga

Author: Matthew Martin

Publisher: Blue Rider Press

ISBN: 1101982705

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 9865

A hilarious, elegant and naughty send-up of Shunga, the once taboo art of Japanese erotica. In a series of 24 full-colour drawings, satirical cartoonist Matthew Martin, captures of the essence of Modern Shunga, and updates it with witty - and often unlikely - cultural and artistic references. Discreetly packaged in a postcard-sized fold-out accordion format, Modern Shunga is perfect gift for lovers of, well, high-class dirty pictures. Martin's Shunga works have been exhibited at a distinguished Sydney gallery to rave reviews and the development of a cult following.
Art

Shunga

Stages of Desire

Author: Honolulu Museum of Art,Shawn Eichman,Stephen Salel,Stephen Jost

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: 9780847843794

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 9782

A gorgeous presentation devoted to the art of Japanese eroticism, drawn from the Honolulu Museum of Art’s rare and distinguished collection. The Japanese paintings and prints called shunga (literally "spring pictures") reflected the thriving sexual culture of early modern Japan and depicted with sensitivity and nuance the private lives of various social types, from courtesans and Kabuki actors to ordinary townspeople. Organized around a series of exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art, this sumptuous volume presents art from the museum’s vast holdings of ukiyo-e prints, woodblock-printed books, and paintings, particularly those originating from the collections of scholar Richard D. Lane and famed author James A. Michener. These fascinating works, dating from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, explore Japan’s sexual culture (including issues of gender and the country’s ever-evolving sex industry) with humor as well as a surprisingly sophisticated literary and art-historical approach. Sure to become a collector’s item, this gorgeously designed publication offers stunning color plates showcasing numerous and unusual examples of exquisite Japanese erotica. Texts by leading scholars of shunga and ukiyo-e complete this treasure album of a book.
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Japanese Erotic Prints

Shunga by Harunobu & Koryūsai

Author: Inge Klompmakers

Publisher: Hotei Publishing

ISBN: 9789074822374

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 7317

This publication offers the reader a ravishing selection of erotic prints ("shunga") by the first full-color woodblock-print masters: Suzuki Harunobu (c. 1725-70) and Isoda Kory{sai (act. c. 1764-88). It is based on a private collection of prints of remarkable quality, their radiant colors perfectly preserved by the albums in which they were kept. The first volume in a popular series on erotic prints by famous Japanese woodblock-print artists, this book contains a detailed general introduction to the genre of "shunga." In addition to a description of the historical and cultural settings of the prints, it focuses in particular on the locations and interiors where the erotic action takes place.
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Erotic Japonisme

The Influence of Japanese Sexual Imagery on Western Art

Author: Ricard Bru

Publisher: Hotei Pub

ISBN: 9789004258327

Category: Art

Page: 182

View: 9469

Erotic Japonism is the first monograph on the collecting practices of shunga (Japanese erotic prints) in Europe at the turn of the 19th century, most of all among the most renowned artists, and their use as a source of inspiration for them. The publication will take a new look at commonly held perceptions about history of art, revealing surprising dialogues among greatly talented artists such as Rodin, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Beardsley, Sargent, Klimt, Utamaro, Hokusai or Kuniyoshi, as well as many others. -- Publisher.
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Poem of the Pillow

Author: Gian Carlo Calza

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871578

Category: Art

Page: 464

View: 3017

A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated study of traditional Japanese erotic art. Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories examines the artistic developments of Japanese erotic art from the ukiyo-e period, dating from the mid-seventeenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. Known by the delicate euphemism of Shunga or ‘spring images’, these pictures were hugely popular and admired, and are today highly collectable works of art. This book illustrates major Shunga works from important ukiyo-e masters such as Utamaro, Hokusai, Harunobu, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and many others. World-renowned scholar Gian Carlo Calza defines these fascinating erotic works in their social, historical and artistic context, providing a broad overview of a subject that is extremely nuanced and intriguing. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 images, including woodblock prints, scrolls and paintings, this book is a perfect introduction to ukiyo-e erotic art.
Art

Shunga

The Erotic Art of Japan

Author: Marco Fagioli

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789302458

Category: Art

Page: 174

View: 574

Shunga, or "images of spring," are erotic polychrome engravings painted by the masters of the Japanese Ukiyo-e school during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The shunga served as illustrations for love novels, instructive albums for young wives, and even lucky charms for warriors. This book is the first to present a special collection of rare, previously unpublished prints, enriched by texts that introduce the various periods and defining characteristics of the genre. Unabashed and exquisitely rendered, these images are a surprising accessible visual chronicle of erotic fine art.
Art

Consuming Bodies

Sex and Contemporary Japanese Art

Author: Fran Lloyd

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891471

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 5981

Consuming Bodies explores the themes of sex and consumerism in contemporary Japanese art and how they connect with the wider historical, social and political conditions in Japanese culture. Essays by writers, historians, curators and artists, plus diary extracts of a sex worker, engage with a range of artistic practices, including performance, digital media, painting, sculpture and installation. Together the contributors examine the contradictions and ambivalences embedded in the Japanese experience of modernity, and the effects of commodification on the individual and the nation state. Sex and consumerism in art are inextricably linked to issues of power, gender, class and race, and move beyond the gallery into private and public realms, where the complex relationships surrounding sexuality and commerce are directly encountered in both the fast-changing marketplace and in the dominant ideologies within Japanese society. With over 150 intriguing illustrations, Consuming Bodies provides a wide-ranging perspective on an under-researched area of contemporary Japanese art practice and the critical issues it uncovers.
Color prints, Japanese

Haiku

Love

Author: Alan Cummings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714123394

Category: Color prints, Japanese

Page: 96

View: 8931

Haiku poems about the natural world and the seasons are well known, but many poets have used the genre to capture the evocations of love. Combining elegant and restrained haiku with lively senryū poems, all aspects of romantic love are explored here with h umour, satire, wit and compassion. Poems by both men and women from the 1600s to the present day are beautifully illustrated with images from the unrivalled collection of Japanese paintings and prints in the British Museum. From the tender and the melanch oly to the witty and the ribald, the poems and images in Haiku: Love comment on the most universal of human emotions.
Art

Japanese Tattoos

History * Culture * Design

Author: Brian Ashcraft,Hori Benny

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291859X

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 2100

Thinking of getting a Japanese-style tattoo? Want to avoid a permanent mistake? Japanese Tattoos is an insider's look at the world of Japanese irezumi (tattoos). Japanese Tattoos explains the imagery featured in Japanese tattoos so that readers can avoid getting ink they don't understand or, worse, that they'll regret. This photo-heavy book will also trace the history of Japanese tattooing, putting the iconography and kanji symbols in their proper context so readers will be better informed as to what they mean and have a deeper understanding of irezumi. Tattoos featured will range from traditional tebori (hand-poked) and kanji tattoos to anime-inspired and modern works—as well as everything in between. For the first time, Japanese tattooing will be put together in a visually attractive, informative, and authoritative way. Along with the 350+ photos of tattoos, Japanese Tattoos will also feature interviews with Japanese tattoo artists on a variety of topics. What's more, there will be interviews with clients, who are typically overlooked in similar books, allowing them to discuss what their Japanese tattoos mean to them. Those who read this informative tattoo guide will be more knowledgeable about Japanese tattoos should they want to get inked or if they are simply interested in Japanese art and culture.
Color prints, Japanese

Kitagawa Utamaro

Woodblock Prints from the British Museum

Author: Utamaro Kitagawa,Julian Opie,Timothy Clark,Julie Nelson Davis,British Museum,Ikon Gallery

Publisher: Ikon Gallery

ISBN: 9781904864660

Category: Color prints, Japanese

Page: 135

View: 1029

Exhibition held at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 22 Sept.-14 Nov. 2010.
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A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese EDO-Period Prints and Paintings (1600 1868)

Author: Joshua S. Mostow,Asato Ikeda,Ryoko Matsuba

Publisher: Hotei Publishing

ISBN: 9780888545145

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 4843

Gender relations were complex in Edo-period Japan (1603 1868). "Wakashu," male youths, were desired by men and women, constituting a third gender with their androgynous appearance and variable sexuality. For the first time outside Japan, "A Third Gender" examines the fascination with "wakashu" in Edo-period culture and their visual representation in art, demonstrating how they destabilize the conventionally held model of gender binarism. The volume will reproduce, in colour, over a hundred works, mostly woodblock prints and illustrated books from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries produced by a number of designers ranging from such well-known artists as Okumura Masanobu, Suzuki Harunobu, Kitagawa Utamaro and Utagawa Kunisada, to lesser known artists such as Shigemasa, Eishi and Eiri. "A Third Gender" is based on the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, which houses the largest collection of Japanese art in Canada, including more than 2,500 woodblock prints."
Art

春画

Author: 高岡一弥

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784756243683

Category: Art

Page: 1

View: 8145

アートディレクター高岡一弥による、驚愕のボリュームと美しさで魅せる、「春画」グラフィックス。