Monday, 14 January 2008

"Hiroshige: The Moon Reflected" Exhibition coming to Blackpool

Utagawa Hiroshige. Sea at Satta, Suruga Province (Suruga Satta no kaijō) Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji (Fuji sanjūrokkei) Spring 1859 Colour woodblock print Courtesy: The British Museum

Currently running at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham until 20th January, this is a personal selection of Hiroshige's print's (mainly from his later period) by British artist Julian Opie and Curator of Prints at the British Museum, Timothy Clark.

The exhibition will then be moving north for seemingly it's only other venue, The Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool from 8th March until 26th April 2008.

It's going to be a fantastic opportunity to view a small part of The British Museum's original Hiroshige prints. This exhibition features three series as well as a number of the artist’s sketchbooks and the famous Snow, Moon and Flowers triptychs. "Flowers" is one of my favourites. The flowers refered to are actually the Naruto Rapid Whirlpools of Awa Province.

Second image in the Tryptych "Flowers"

"Snow" is also pretty fantastic; so simple but so deep and consuming. I love them all.

"Snow" image three.

A full colour catalogue of the exhibition has been published and is currently available from the Ikon Gallery online shop.

See you in Blackpool!

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