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Japan Art

Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World


Sunday November 4, 2018
2:00 PM
The Morristown & Morris Township Library is pleased to present this illustrated discussion of Japanese prints during the Edo period (1600-1867). The first rudimentary prints during this period focused on portraits of courtesans and kabuki actors, with the genre ultimately developing into the sophisticated art form admired by the likes of Western artists such as Monet and van Gogh. The period encompasses many of the most familiar names in Japanese prints, including Utamaro, Hokusai, and Hiroshige. The presentation will focus on early period prints and then examine masterpieces by each of these artists. At the conclusion of the lecture, there will be a display of Japanese crafts from the last two centuries as well as prints from Tom Silver’s own collection.

Hiroshige -  Fireworks Over Ryogoku Bridge Hiroshige -  Kinryuzan Temple in Asakusa Hiroshige -  Sudden Shower at Atake
Above Prints by Hiroshige, from left to right: "Fireworks Over Ryogoku Bridge"; "Kinryuzan Temple in Asakusa"; "Sudden Shower at Atake"

 

About our Presenter

Tom Silver developed an interest in Japanese art while searching for an unusual gift for his wife. That search sparked a love for Japan’s art, history, and culture.  Mr. Silver’s talks at libraries and other institutions showcase print masterpieces from the 350-year history of the Japanese print genre.  Mr. Silver is a New Jersey native with degrees from Drew University and Rutgers University.

Light refreshments will be served.  This program was made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library.

Hokusai   -  Mt. Fuji in Clear Weather (aka “Red Fuji”)
Prints by Hokusai: Above: "Mt. Fuji in Clear Weather (aka “Red Fuji”)"  Event Thumbnail: "Under the Wave off Kanagawa (aka "The Great Wave")"


 


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