Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro
Places and faces of the Japan that has conquered the Occident.
In Milan, the exhibition of the three par-excellence artists of the “floating world’, Japanese Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro, is closing down.
A journey in the artistic and human world of the three masters who have been affecting for centuries, and still do, schools and artists in Japan and Europe.
The show, produced by Milano-Cultura Palazzo Reale and MondoMostre Skira and organised by Professor Rossella Menegazzo, falls into the calendar of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the relations between Japan and Italy.
The setting, curated by Architect Corrado Anselmi, winds through five sections, dedicated to Japanese landscapes and renowned places, to the tight connection between literary tradition and ukiyo-e, the rivalry between artists Hokusai and Hiroshige, the works by Utamaro, who stood out for the beauty and sensuality of the women he depicted, and a last section dedicated to Manga.