Samurai Ghost and Monster Wars: Supernatural Art By Kuniyoshi

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) is regarded as one of the true masters of ukiyo-e, the art of Edo-period Japan. Kuniyoshi produced thousands of prints and designs during his lifetime, but is perhaps best-known for his musha-e ("warrior prints”), with which he came to prominence in 1830.

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Kuniyoshi's series 108 Heroes Of The Suikoden from that year was revolutionary in its dynamics, colour and visual violence, epitomising the delirious, almost proto-psychedelic style with with the artist would recreate archetypal figures - both human and demonic - from Japanese myth over the ensuing decades.

SAMURAI GHOST AND MONSTER WARS, edited by Jack Hunter (who also edited the ground-breaking extreme ukiyo-e anthology "Dream Spectres”), collects and considers 100 of Kuniyoshi's most vivid and complex images of warriors, spectres, demons and monstrous beasts, presented in large-format and full-colour throughout. First in a dynamic new series presenting the cutting edge of 19th century Japanese art.

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Author Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Publisher Shinbaku Books
Page Count 144pp
Publication Size 8.75 x 11
Publication Notes softcover, revised & updated edition
Publication Date April 2015
ISBN 978-1840683325

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