The Japan Society of New York is showing a wonderful collection of popular woodblock prints from the mid-19th century.  The subjects range from myth, to history, to pretty women in daily life, and it is easy to see why the artist, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, is considered a major influence on contemporary Japanese manga, or comics.  A great show!

One Response to Wow!

  1. Ducky's here says:

    Japanese prints have been key influences.

    There was a dialog that went on with the Impressionists that influenced both sides.

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