Magician With A Paintbrush
Richard P. Heath
Fine Art Series
Images from the Floating World
Image from the Floating World, Numbers 1 & 2
Acrylic, Canvas on panel, 44” x 14”.
Copyright © Magician With A Paintbrush 2013
In seventeenth and eighteenth century Japan, a popular art, known as Ukiyo-e, flourished. Ukiyo-e was the world of illusion, of transience, of insubstantiality, of the ephemeral. It was also the world of elaborately dressed courtesans, famous beauties, geishas and popular entertainers, that was idealized and immortalized in woodblock prints, and influenced artists such as Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, and vincent Van Gogh.
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