Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806)

Negai no itoguchi (Unravelling the threads of desire), 1799

Erotic woodblocks print (shunga)

Oban yoko-e
25.4 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 published in 1799 as a book with twelve love scenes.


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