Courtesan as Fei Zhangfang in Silver & Gold after Okumura Masanobu

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Ukiyo-e view from early period, single block print highly stylized. Such prints were heavily used for patterns in Art Nouveau and Anglo-Japanese style. Here we see courtesan in a role of one of the Eight immortals of Tao ascending to Heaven on crane. These types of images, called mitate-e – imitating images, were usually humorous and featured courtesans in roles of holy, noble or famous persons. Sometimes very simple to read but when ordered for private collection or illustration of the poem can get very complex in encoding of the meaning. Their tradition is kept in Banksy´s stencils, satirical and humorous.

Tradition of the Floating World – Artist & Printshop, Muha @ BlackBOX is an example of how some traditions can survive through time and gain root from one culture and epoch into another one. Ukiyo-e, pictures of the floating world, are known through prints and reprints from the 17th century till now. In Japan, during Edo period, ukiyo-e prints served as mass produced posters from commoners. Usually artists would paint for print shop and then print shop would make multiple copies of the work. There was usually mutual understanding or contract between artist and the owner of the print shop, leading to the lifetime relationship.


Print based on my painting
from the series 100 Views of Ukiyo-e.
You can read more about painting here.

Printed with Canon ipf8300 ink-jet Fine Art printer.

Estimated delivery for Europe – 8 to 11 days;
Outside of Europe – 11 to 22 days.

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1 review for Courtesan as Fei Zhangfang in Silver & Gold after Okumura Masanobu

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ramiz H.

    O djelu neću ni riječi – to se vidi. Ali hoću o onom što su prsti opipali – vrhunska kvalitete materijala, obrade i izrade. Najtoplija preporuka, bilo da kupujete za sebe da obogatite svoj život ili nečiji drugi, kao poklon.

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