Pictures of the Floating World, Ukiyo-eprints from the National Collection
Dimensions: 20 x 20 cm
Inside Pages: coated paper, full colour
No of Pages: 32
Cover: paperback, wire-stitched
- Catalogue of the exhibition ‘Pictures of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the National Collection’ held from 19 December 2019 to 17 January 2010 at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Ukiyo-e prints were a type of mass-produced art easily within reach of the public. Popular subjects include theatres, restaurants, teahouses, geisha and courtesans. Many Ukiyo-e prints were also used as posters to advertise theatre performances and brothels, idol portraits of popular actors and beautiful teahouse girls. The exhibition featured works by renowned artists such as Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Toshusai Sharaku (active 1794-95).