Specialist Tour | Ukiyo-e Japanese Prints

Tuesday 24 September, 2024

Ukiyo-e, or ‘pictures of a floating world’, was known for several genres depicting specific aspects of Japanese life. Artists created woodblock prints and paintings featuring beautiful women, shunga or “pictures of spring”, kabuki theatre actors, as well as bird and flower images and landscapes. Prints by artists like Utamaro reflected not only changing standards of beauty in Japanese culture, but the artist’s sensibility.

The French term Japonisme refers to the popularity and influence of Japanese art and design among European artists in the 19th century. Famous artists like Degas, Monet, and Van Gogh all fell under the influence of this wave of Japanese art. Dr Yupin Chung, Curator of East Asian Art, guides us on a fascinating journey to explore the concepts, styles, and trends of Ukiyo-e.


Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

FREE but limited to 15 spaces. Please email GMRCBookings@glasgowlife.org.uk or phone 0141 276 9300 to book your place.

Image: Japanese woodblock print by Kitagawa Utamaro © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Dates & Times

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
200 Woodhead Road South Nitshill Industrial Estate, Glasgow, G53 7NN
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Tue 24 Sep 14:30- 15:30