04 Utagawa Hiroshige

This is a digitally animated version of the Japanese woodblock print made by Utagawa Hiroshige for his renowned One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Tokyo) series, from the mid 19th century.

This particular print, the No. 107, showcases a view from Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo. The contrast between the majestic eagle ready to dive and the foggy and peaceful landscape, highlight the dramatism of the image.

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), born Andō Hiroshige, was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition. Hiroshige is best known for his horizontal-format landscape series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō and for his vertical-format landscape series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo.

Ukiyo-e is in simplified terms a synonym for Japanese prints. Ukiyo-e artists are appreciated by collectors all over the world. Many contemporary printmakers collect Japanese prints out of admiration of the technical skill and sophistication with which they were produced.

Details: GIF file, 1000x1474 px.