NY: Rochester

WHERE: Memorial Art Gallery in the Lockhart Gallery.

 

WHEN: Through November 30, 2014.

 

“The Ghost of Okiku at Sarayashiki” (1890), Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.
“The Ghost of Okiku at Sarayashiki” (1890), Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.

 

New Ghosts for A New Age: Yoshitoshi’s New Forms of 36 Ghosts

BRIEF ABOUT: From the collection of Arthur R. Miller, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was the most important Japanese woodcut artist of the Meiji period. Trained in centuries-old artistic traditions, he was also an eyewitness to the conflict and change in Japanese culture after the country opened to the west in 1868.

 

“Kiyohime Changing into a Serpent at Hidaka River” (1890), Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.
“Kiyohime Changing into a Serpent at Hidaka River” (1890), Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.

 

     Created near the end of his life, the dramatic, sometimes terrifying prints in this series are linked only by the inclusion of a supernatural being—ghost, demon, or monster—drawn from the ancient legends in Japanese history and theater. Editor’s note: This exhibition is presented in honor of Grant Holcomb, Director, Memorial Art Gallery, 1985-2014.

 

 




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