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Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro: Masterpieces of Japanese Art

12th October 2019 to 9th February 2020 at the Scuderie of the Visconti Castle in Pavia

The exhibition juxtaposes the fascinating woodblock prints by the Japanese artists Katsushika Hokusai (1760‐1849), Utagawa Hiroshige (1797‐1858), and Kitagawa Utamaro (1753‐1806) with the works of the Western artists Edouard Manet, Henri Toulouse Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissarro and others.

Promoted by the City of Pavia’s Culture, Tourism, Education, and Youth Policy Department, produced and organized by ViDi in collaboration with the Civic Museums of Pavia, and curated by Tara Weber, registrar of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Laura Aldovini, conservator at the Civic Museums of Pavia, and Paolo Linetti, director of the Museum of Oriental Art, Mazzocchi Collection of Coccaglio, the exhibition Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro: Masterpieces of Japanese Art reveals the marvels of ukiyo-e, the elegant colour woodblock prints that flourished from the 17th to the 19th century in the Land of the Rising Sun, and their influence on the art of Europe, especially France, in the 19th century.