The suggestive xylographs by Hiroshige on display at Palazzo Grimani in Venice.
Exceptionally, the entire corpus of polychrome xylographs created by Utagawa Hiroshige
, one of the most famous Japanese artists in the world, will be displayed from September 20th to January 11th 2015 at the beautiful Palazzo Grimani
. The precious works of art belong to the collections of the Oriental Art Museum of Venice, located in Ca’ Pesaro.
The exhibition “Hiroshige. From Edo to Kyoto: famous views of Japan. The collection of the Oriental Art Museum in Venice.
” presents the most popular and appreciated prints of the great ukiyo-e master (pictures of the floating world).
With no doubts, he’s one of the greatest protagonist of the Japanese art
. At the end of the 19th century Hiroshige
’s art fascinated Europe, the Impressionist painters and especially Van Gogh
who reproduced in a oil canvas two xylographs of the exhibition: “Plum Park in Kameido” and the famous “Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake”.
The exhibition proposes especially works of the artist’s late period, created from the 40s of the 19th century. Among them, the series entitled “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
“, the images of Soga history and the famous “Gojūsan tsugi meisho
” also known as "The Vertical Tokaido
” , the views of The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō
, the route that run from Edo (the ancient name of Tokyo) to Kyoto. Moreover, the last precious series created by the artist in 1858: “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
”. To enrich the exhibition there will be some photos
that date back to the first half of the 19th century, proof of the interest towards landscape views even after the introduction of photography in Japan. Moreover, you can admire some precious objects
owned by the collection of the Oriental Art Museum of Venice
, the objects that appears in the prints or where you can see the images of the popular Japanese places depicted by the great Hiroshige
Monday: 8.15 - 14.00
From Tuesday to Saturday: 8.15 - 19.15
Sunday: 10 - 18
The ticket office closes 45 minutes before the close of the halls.
: Full price € 6,00