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Kitagawa Utamaro

喜多川歌麿 (Kitagawa Utamaro)

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese: 喜多川 歌麿; c. 1753-31 October 1806) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded practitioners of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints, especially for his portraits of female beauties, or bijin-ga. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects. Utamaro's work reached Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, where it was very popular, enjoying particular acclaim in France. He influenced the European Impressionists, particularly with his use of partial views and his emphasis on light and shade. The reference to the "Japanese influence" among these artists often refers to the work of Utamaro. See "Utamaro". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-05-04.

Utamaro Kitagawa "Socalled Saucy Girl", Otsuka Kogei Offset Lithograph Print
Ukiyoe Postcard Printed by Fukui Asahido, Ltd. (Japan) Kitagawa Utamaro
Kitagawa Utamaro "Takashima Ohisa" Matted Woodblock Print (Reproduction)
Kitagawa Utamaro "Young Woman Blowing Glass Pipe" Woodblock Print Reproduced by DAIICHI KOGEI

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