We recommend/Wir empfehlen: KUNIYOSHI + | UKIYOE NOW

Visit the exciting exhibiton at the MAK Vienna, Museum of Applied Arts (Museum für angewandte Kunst).

LAST DAY: February 16, 2020


Design and Entertainment in Japanese Woodblock Prints

Utagawa Kuniyoshi is renowned as one of Japan’s great artists of the nineteenth century. Manga and Anime are practically inconceivable without his visual imagery. He produced artistic and technically ground-breaking prints that were very popular with the general public.


Tradition and Experiment

The significance given today to the fascinating world of the woodblock print (ukiyo-e) is impressively showcased in the works of Masumi Ishikawa and Megumi Ōishi (UKIYO-E PROJECT) and the graphic designer Andrew Archer. All of them resort to the typical visual elements and techniques of the Japanese woodblock print, nevertheless, the dominant subjects of their works include such contemporary themes as music and sport.

All information at: https://www.mak.at/en/kuniyoshi