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Ando Hiroshige

Chinese name: Ando Hiroshige

Foreign Name: Utagawa Hiroshige

Alias: Utagawa

Nationality: Japan
Place of birth: Edo (now Tokyo)

Date of birth: 1797

Death Date: October 12, 1858

Occupation: Painter

Main achievements: with Kitagawa songs, famous Katsushika Hokusai

Representative works: "Tokyo spots", "Tokaido Fifty-three", "six Asian countries river"

Ando Hiroshige (Ando Hiroshige; 1797 ~ 1858), also known as Utagawa (Utagawa Hiroshige), Japanese ukiyo-e painter. Good with beautiful brushstrokes and harmonious colors, expressing enveloped in elegant and poetic atmosphere of quiet suppression of nature - kind of completely soft lyrical realm, he depicted scenes of nature, and people always have a close relationship, full of charm and poetry.


Ando Hiroshige (Ando Hiroshige), 1832 was renamed Utagawa (Utagawa Hiroshige), 1797 年 -1858 on October 12, the Japanese ukiyo-e painter. Born in Edo (now Tokyo) a serving Tokugawa (Tokugawa) junta lower samurai family, his father was fire chief. In 1811 he became the Edo Ukiyo-e master Utagawa Toyohiro (Utagawa Toyohiro ,1773-1828) student. He in 1833 ~ 1834 between 55 landscape series "Tokaido Fifty-three" established him as one of history's most popular ukiyo-e painter's position. Due to demand too much of his landscape painting, landscapes and mass-produced lower quality. He created more than 5,000 paintings, but also from some of his woodcuts copied out of the 10,000. His talent was first Western Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painter identity, Hiroshige also from them has been greatly affected. [2]

Ukiyo-e, or "floating world of painting," began in the latter half of the 17th century in Japan, focusing on depicting geisha, actors and everyday life. Ukiyo-e color coordination, composition elegant, refined style. Then artists will often sell woodcut middle class who will occasionally sell paintings rich people. It is said Ando Hiroshige by Katsushika Hokusai inspired creation from the urine of Kyoto Kano garde works, and later under the tutelage of Ooka I wave (1765-1848 years), one very much like Chinese-style artist. Teenager, he Utagawa Feng Guang (1773-1828 years) studio for a year, after they work there. Outset he tends ukiyo-e style, and slowly began to turn to landscape creation. 21 years old, his first work, "Omi Eight" come out, quite an original. Although these works draw very successful, but did not attract attention. He later wrote another work - "East are spots" will be sent Kano style pies and four combined, and finally caused widespread concern.

In 1832, Hiroshige made a hit "Tokaido Fifty-three," portrayed by the old Japanese Edo (now Tokyo) to Kyoto places through which 53 places each field views. Following this successful creation, he has launched a "Kiso Hydrographic 69th" and "One Hundred Views of Edo." These works colorful, rational layout, vibrant screen, at the time the age limit Japanese plebeian walk, all remind people of the rural scene dream. Ukiyo-e era as the last batch of important painters, Ando Hiroshige boldly adopted the Western creative way through with inspiring theme, depicting oriental elements, creating a simple, natural mood and atmosphere. [3]

Works list

"Tokaido Fifty-three" (Kam painted, 55)

"Kanazawa's Moonlight," "The Awa Naruto", "Kiso Snow" (Big Kam painted all three)

"Kanazawa Eight" (8)

"The Kyoto name", "spray name as" (each 10)

"Omi Eight"

"Edo suburban Eight"

"East is the name"

"Thirty-Six Views of Fuji"

"The figure will be more than sixty State" (70)

"Kiso 69th street."

"A male monkey bridge", "Fujikawa Snow" (the two upright)

"Name of the Hundred Views of Edo" (large upright 118 and covers a)

"Illustrated native Edo" (insert painted) [4]

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