japaneese art

Negai no itoguchi
Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806)Negai no itoguchi (Unravelling the threads of desire), 1799Erotic woodblocks print (shunga)Oban yoko-e25.4 x 38 cm Erotic prints have a primary role in the Japanese art history: sexual pleasure is transported on paper with a magnificent expression and extreme stylization.The word shunga itself is, in fact, rich in metaphoric symbols, as "spring painting" would refer to the season that Japanese people most love, rich of mystic tension and erotic emotions.The series Negai no itoguchi (Unravelling the threads of desire) was...

Katana Yoshioka Ichimonji Late Kamakura period,  Mumei, circa 1320, Juyo Token
YOSHIOKA ICHIMONJI KATANALate Kamakura PeriodMumei, circa 1320NBTHK Juyo TokenNagasa [length]: 66.8 cmSori: 1.6 cm, motohaba: 3.0 cm, sakihaba: 2.1 cmSugata [shape]: Shinogi-ø, iori-mune, tori-zori curvature with chu-kissakiKitae [forging pattern]: Ko-itame mixed with nagare hadaHamon [ltemper line]: Choji midare, sometime saka-choji, mixed with ko gunome, in nioi dekiHataraki [activities]: Koashi, yōBoshi [point temper line]: Notare komi with komaru.Nakago [...

Maeda Josaku (1926 – 2007)Paysage Humain n° 14, 1960Oil on canvas, 65 x 100 cmSigned: Josaku Meda. 60.Singed on the back: "Paysage humain" N°14 / 7.1960 / Josaku MAEDA / à ParisExhibitions:Turin (Italy), Gissi Gallery, Collettiva, 1960Turin (Italy), Galatea Gallery, Josaku Maeda, 1960Literature:Luigi Carduccio, Josaku Maeda, Galatea Gallery ed, (Turin: 1960).Born in Toyama prefecture in 1926, Josaku Maeda graduated at the Mushino Art University in 1953 and in 1957 he achieved the first prize at the International Young Artist Exhibition. This event represented for Maeda...

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