Ukiyo-e: Japanese Prints of the 'Floating World'
Specialist Art Course
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Start of programme: 12 - 15 February 2018
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
Fees: Course Fee: £600
The woodblock printing technique was first used for disseminating Buddhist teaching in Japan in the 8th century, However, it was during the Edo period (1615 – 1868) that this technique came to be used to produce Ukiyo-e (Floating World pictures) reaching its zenith both in quantity and technical sophistication.
The publishing industry flourished in urban centres, and vast numbers of books and single sheet images depicting Kabuki actors, courtesans, scenes of everyday life, and landscapes were circulated among the populace.
This short course offers an in-depth study of this much-loved art form with lectures and museum visits led by experts in the field.
- Lectures by leading experts and curators
- Visits to museums, including unique access to reserve collections
Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4451