May 18, 2015

Note to Self: Not All 18th Century Art Was Created Equal


Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 18, 2015 1:40 PM
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Still crazy, after all these years.

Posted by: Jewel at May 18, 2015 4:20 PM

Any idea where the Japanese print came from? Is it actually from that time period?

Is it possible to find a larger resolution version so I can see it?

Posted by: DJMoore at May 18, 2015 11:14 PM

OK, did my due diligence with Tineye.

The artist was Kawanabe Kyosai (May 18, 1831–April 26, 1889), so 19th century, not 17th. That image seems to be legitimate, although I cannot find a good color scan. It may be of Nobuhide, a sword maker of the time.

Posted by: DJMoore at May 18, 2015 11:35 PM

All those countries have lost wars in their history.
Not drawing any conclusions ... I was never any good at straight lines.

Where's a sample of American art from that period?
Give us a hand DJ.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 19, 2015 9:03 AM

Hieronymus Bosch on crack.

Posted by: waltj at May 19, 2015 9:36 AM