19 February 2014

Kobayashi Kiyochika Woodblock Prints in DC

Opening March 29 at the Freer/Sackler in Washington DC, an exhibit of woodblock prints by Kobayashi Kiyochika titled Kiyochika: Master of the Night. Using age-old Japanese woodblock techniques, Kiyochika mimicked the look and feel of Western photographs and engravings to express the huge social and technological changes taking place in Tokyo at the end of the 19th century. Looks like a great show, and timed just right for cherry blossom season.


Martha Knox said...

Thank you for mentioning this exhibition. Because you mentioned it, I'm leaving for DC this afternoon to see it with a friend. I'll write about it on Words On Woodcuts. Be well.

Annie B said...

Martha, glad you're going! I look forward to reading about it on your blog.

Martha Knox said...