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Meet the Masters

Grade Four

ARTIST: PRINT:

TOYOHARU, UTAGAWA

INTERIOR AND LANDSCAPE FREER GALLERY WASHINGTON, D.C.

(1733-1814)

Oriental Art Date: Unknown Size: Unknown Medium: Unknown

ARTIST - Utagawa Toyoharu was the founder of the Utagawa School of wood engraving. He worked in a lively and original style. His prints of theatrical subjects were painted for the stage and for various temples. Toyoharu also made engravings for prints showing views of Venice and other foreign cities and countries. These show the same excellent design as his prints of purely Japanese inspiration.

PRINT - In this print Interior and Winter Landscape, the artist lets you see a scene from Japan. They are having a meal in their own tradition. Two of the people are playing instruments. The clothing is also in the style of their culture - brightly colored and boldly printed. The hair-do's have ornaments. Notice the type of meal and food utensils that they are using. Even the picture of the landscape behind them reflects the landscape of their country.

PORTFOLIO D PAIRED WITH:

BRUEGHEL THE HARVESTER'S MEAL

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