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lunes, 14 de agosto de 2017

Utamaro • Edmond de Goncourt, inglés

Kitagawa Utamaro (h. 1753 - 1806) (su nombre se transliteró igualmente como Outamaro y Utamaru) era un pintor de estampas japonés, considerado uno de los mejores artistas de los grabados ukiyo-e. Se le conoce especialmente por sus magistrales composiciones de mujeres, conocidas como bijinga. También hizo estudios de la naturaleza, en particular libros ilustrados de insectos.

 Su obra llegó a Europa a mediados del siglo XIX, donde se hizo muy popular, disfrutando de especial aceptación en Francia. Influyó a los impresionistas europeos, particularmente por su uso de vistas parciales, con énfasis en la luz y la sombra. Fuente:
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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753 – 31 October 1806) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects.
Little is known of Utamaro's life. His work began to appear in the 1770s, and he rose to prominence in the early 1790s with his portraits of beauties with exaggerated, elongated features. He produced over 2000 known prints and was one of the few ukiyo-e artists to achieve fame throughout Japan in his lifetime. In 1804 he was arrested and manacled for fifty days for making illegal prints depicting the 16th-century military ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and died two years later.
Utamaro's work reached Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, where it was very popular, enjoying particular acclaim in France. He influenced the European Impressionists, particularly with his use of partial views and his emphasis on light and shade, which they imitated. The reference to the "Japanese influence" among these artists often refers to the work of Utamaro.

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