NOT JUST HOKUSAI. Genres and Heroes of Japanese Prints of the 18th-19th Centuries from the Collection of O.P. Malakhov

The exhibition presents selected works of Japanese engravings from the collection of Oleg Malakhov (Chelyabinsk), which includes today more than 500 pieces.

The system of genres of Japanese woodblock prints was based on the philosophical perception of life as a stream of successive events, in a continuous kaleidoscope of which a person should be able to perceive each moment naturally and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. From the moment some urban neighborhoods appeared with the courtesans houses, geishas and thrived Kabuki theater, the term "Ukiyo" (originated from Buddhist one having a meaning of "mortal coil") was reinterpreted as the “the world of ephemeral pleasures" and became the name of Japanese woodblock printing.

At the exhibition, along with the most famous Ukiyo-e piece of art — "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by Hokusai — there are pieces of little-known and rare for museums and private collections series "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon” by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, choice prints by Suzuki Harunobu, Kitagawa Utamaro, Toshusai Sharaku, Utagawa Hiroshige and Utagawa Kunisada, as well as ones by their disciples and contemporaries.

Having been built up on the genre principle, the exhibition allows to get acquainted with such art movements as Bijin-ga — pictures of beautiful women, Yakusha-e — scenes from Kabuki and Noh theatre plays, Mushya-e — the historical narratives and battle scenes, Fukei-ga —landscapes, Kachō-ga — images of birds and flowers. 

Pieces of rarely exhibited Shunga genre (also known as "spring picture”) are presented in a separate area. Erotic engravings, which appealed to many Ukiyo-e masters, gained wide popularity in Japan of the 17th  century and had a significant impact not only on the development of individual genres of Japanese animation and cinema, but also influenced many European artists of the 19–20th centuries.

07 Juny 2019 - 04 August 2019

Voyevodina str., 5

full price 250 rubles

reduced-fare tickets (pensioners, pupils) 100 rubles


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