- Subject: Japanese Art
- Book ID: jta001-006
- Book Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
- Binding: Paperback [93 pages]
- Price: US$34.95
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Geisha Art by Kitagawa Utamaro
Kitagawa Utamaro was a Japanese printmaker and painter, and is considered one of the greatest artists of woodblock prints (ukiyo-e).
He is known especially for his masterfully composed studies of women (geisha), known as bijinga. Geisha or Geiko are traditional, female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include performing various Japanese arts, such as classical music and dance. Contrary to popular belief, geisha are not prostitutes.
He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects.