Kabuki play Keisei Sanbon Karakasa after Sharaku


Sharaku is the most mysterious Ukiyo-e artist. His true identity is still unknown and his magnum opuseswere produced in a less of a year. His greatness in realistic depiction of actors’ emotional state within a role was considered rude at that time, therefore rejected by a community. Ironically, his name became almost a synonym to kabuki and his portraits influence many, his and nowadays’ contemporary artists.

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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