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Gallery Tour of the CU Art Museum’s Japanese Print Featuring Laurel Rasplica Rodd

February 22, 2013 | 1:00pm — 1:45pm

Special gallery tours will be given of the CU Art Museum's From Cherry Blossoms to Snow Gardens: The Floating World of Japanese Prints exhibition. All tours are scheduled on Fridays and start at 1 pm, lasting approximately 45 minutes.

Featuring Laurel Rasplica Rodd, Professor of Japanese, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations

FROM CHERRY BLOSSOMS TO SNOW GARDENS features woodblock prints by famed ukiyo-e masters of the 19th century including Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kunisada, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Katsushika Hokusai. These artists documented the everyday life of Edo (present day Tokyo) through vibrant images of landscape, travel, commerce, and leisure. Among the many subjects represented in FROM CHERRY BLOSSOMS TO SNOW GARDENS are sumo wrestlers, logging and bamboo harvesting, images of the passing seasons, fireworks, and boating. Also included are selections from Hiroshige’s series “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido,” “One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo,” and “Fashionable Genji.” The exhibition also features twentieth century Japanese prints by artists including Shiro Ikegawa, Hashiguchi Goy?, Kaoru Kawano, and Kiyoshi Saito. Also on view are examples of popular 20th century Japanese print culture including selections of mid-century Chiyogami prints as well as prints that reflect both the evolution and continuity of Japanese visual narratives.




Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese (1797-1861)[+]
47 Ronin Outside the Temple
c. 1952
woodcut
triptych, each panel 14 ¾ x 9 ¾ inches

Gift of Helen Baker Jones, in memory of her father, James H. Baker, former President of CU (1892-1914), CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder 67.333.9 Photo: Aaron Hoffman/© CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

Utagawa Ichiyusai Hiroshige, Japanese (1797-1858)[+]
Kanda Kon’ya-cho [Dyers’ Quarter, Kanda], #75, from the series “One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo”
1857
woodcut
9 7/16 x 14 1/8 inches

Gift of Anna C. Hoyt, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder 57.213 Photo: CU Art Museum/© CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder