PRINT IN JAPAN (18 century printing culture in Japan (KITAGAWA UTAMARO…
PRINT IN JAPAN
18 century printing culture in Japan
It flourished in urban circles in Edo; which is later to be known as Tokyo
About the artistic work
Illustrated collections of paintings depicted an elegant urban culture.
Libraries and book store were packed with material of various type. Few of these books are:
books on woman
books on musical instruments
books on cooking
He was born in Edo in 1753
Known for contribution to an art form called Ukiyo
His work travelled around the world
His work was a source of inspiration for many famous artists like
Publishers like Tsutaya Juzabura identified subjects and commissioned artists who drew theme in outline
HOW WAS THE ORGINAL WORK OF ARTISTS WAS DESTROYED ?
A skilled wood block carver would paste the painting on the wood block and carved a painting block to the reproduce the painters lines. Through this original work of artist was destroyed.
The old Japanese book was printed in AD 868
It contains six sheets of text and wood cutting illustrations
Pictures were painted on:
HOW PRINTING CULTURE WAS INTRODUCED IN JAPAN ?
AROUND 768 -770 AD
Buddhist missionaries from China introduced hand printing technology into Japan
Poems and proses were regularly published and were abundant and cheap