Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 4th Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 4th fl; Suite 4400a; Right of Rm. 4400d

53 Stations of the Tokaido: Akasaka

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.96.37
Artist:
Ando Hiroshige
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Offset Lithography
Date:
1831 – 1834
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 8.875 in;16 in Width: 13.125 in;20 in
Description:
People in house, figures on left eating geishas on right doing make up.
Historical Context:
Ando Hiroshige was one of the last great Japanese artists in the tradition of "ukiyo-e," the genre of art that includes Japanese woodblock prints and paintings. His work is recognized for its unique vantage points, employing Western principles of perspective in order to achieve depth, as well as recurring seasonal themes. He worked extensively within the realm of "meisho-e," Japanese for "pictures of famous places."