Woodblock printing is Japan's most famous art style. In ukiyoe pictures, whose name means "pictures of the floating world," 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century artists depicted the world of high-class courtesans, Kabuki theater actors, sumo wrestlers, and landscapes and scenes from the everyday life in big cities like Edo (as Tokyo was then known). The portraits of the courtesans were particularly popular (courtesans were as famous as supermodels or movie and music stars today) and this Coloring Book for Grown-Ups Ukiyoe Beauties gives you the chance to recreate some of them using your own creative powers!
The 11 A4-size pictures contained in the coloring book are all masterpieces by some of the most important artists of the time: Kitagawa Utamaro, Utagawa Toyokuni, Hishikawa Moronobu, Torii Kiyonaga, Utagawa Kunisada, Chobunsai Eishi, and Suzuki Harunobu. Even if you don't recognize the images, the amazing details and combinations of color and form, especially in the kimono fabrics, make bringing them to life with your own pencils or markers a fun and fulfilling way to spend many hours at home. Get to know some of Japan's art masters and make your own versions of their work with this wonderful book for creative adults.
The Coloring Book for Grown-Ups Ukiyoe Beauties features:
- Dimensions: A4
- Pages: 40
- Illustrations/pictures: 11
- Artists: Kitagawa Utamaro, Utagawa Toyokuni, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Hishikawa Moronobu, Torii Kiyonaga, Utagawa Kunisada, Chobunsai Eishi, Suzuki Harunobu
- Instructions: Japanese (but easy to use)