The Beauty of Silence: Japanese N and Nature Prints by Tsukioka K Gyo (1869-1927)

The Beauty of Silence Japanese N and Nature Prints by Tsukioka K gyo 1867 1927 is the first monograph in English on Tsukioka K gyo, one of the lesser known exponents of Japanese woodblock prints of the Meiji period 1868 1912 This publication exposes K gyo s life and work, presenting a detailed and abundantly illustrated overview of his rich oeuvre of prints and paintThe Beauty of Silence Japanese N and Nature Prints by Tsukioka K gyo 1867 1927 is the first monograph in English on Tsukioka K gyo, one of the lesser known exponents of Japanese woodblock prints of the Meiji period 1868 1912 This publication exposes K gyo s life and work, presenting a detailed and abundantly illustrated overview of his rich oeuvre of prints and paintings, and places them in the context of his times For the first time, K gyo s life and work are accessible to readers throughout the world K gyo is particularly well known for his many depictions of the N, Japan s elegant and poetic theatrical form, dating back to medieval times Performances of N continue to have wide audiences even today, with admirers not only in Japan, but throughout Asia, Europe and the United States K gyo often created unusual images of the theatrical productions he attended, and his prints provide fascinating visual clues and insights into how these classic plays were actually performed during his lifetime In these theatrical prints, K gyo created images of an evocative beauty that are comparable with the work of some of the great artists in the European tradition who also recorded the theatrical practices of their times The Beauty of Silence illustrates a range of K gyo s works on a variety of subjects, including landscapes, as well as samples of his art created in other media The publication includes his biography, historical information on the N, a detailed analysis of the prints, and useful information on each of the N plays pictured The appendices section includes listings of than a hundred artist seals used by K gyo, an index of N plays and illustrations of all 120 prints belonging to K gyo s famous print series N gaku hyakuban One Hundred N Plays This book, with almost 400 full color illustrations, will be of wide interest both to lovers of woodblock prints and to those interested in the power and beauty of Japan s theatrical traditions.
The Beauty of Silence Japanese N and Nature Prints by Tsukioka K Gyo The Beauty of Silence Japanese N and Nature Prints by Tsukioka K gyo is the first monograph in English on Tsukioka K gyo one of the lesser known exponents of Japanese woodblock prints of th

  • Title: The Beauty of Silence: Japanese N and Nature Prints by Tsukioka K Gyo (1869-1927)
  • Author: Robert Schaap J. Thomas Rimer
  • ISBN: 9789004193857
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
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