Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hiroshige's 53 Stations on the Tokaido - video documentary

UNFORTUNATELY the video's have been removed from YouTube. If anyone has another source please leave a comment here.
Today's Baren blog brings a short documentary (total running time about 20 minutes) depicting the best known work of the last master of ukiyoe - Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858). The documentary goes in depth into Hiroshige's artistic perspective and liberal artistic license. Part 3 describes the effort put forth in 2001 to do a reprint of the complete series (actually 55 prints) using restored blocks carved in the 1950's. Interviews with printers Okuyama Yoshito and Tetsui Takayuki.
Visit http://www.hiroshige.org.uk/ for an in depth look at Hiroshige's work, including many variations on the Tokaido series, articles, a comprehensive bibliography and old photographs of the Tokaido stations.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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