Hiroshige. Visions from Japan on display in Rome at the Scuderie del Quirinale from 1st March to 29th July 2018: nature, landscapes, faces.
An evocative tale of the nineteenth-century master's Japan.
The exhibition includes a selection of about 230 works from prestigious collections that come from Italy, Japan and the United States, giving you a unique chance to admire the naturistic theme explored by Hiroshigeâ€™s skillful and refined taste.
Utagawa Hiroshige was one of the most celebrated artists of the Floating World (ukiyo-e), a Master capable of bringing both landscape and nature at the center of his work, transforming them into protagonists in their own right. His fame comes from the characteristic aesthetic that distinguishes his work, often described as "photographic" because he is able to bestow dynamism thanks to the skilful alternation of solids and voids, and through the juxtaposition of different planes. A sense of harmony and serenity pervades the artist's works, so as to have bewitched the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist in Europe, the first of whom was Vincent Van Gogh Oil, who copied the famous Sudden Shower over Shin-ÅŒhashi bridge and Atake originally created by the Japanese Master...