“Boyar Morozov” – a plot from Russian history. And this is an important point.
The tendency to bow before the whole western towards the end of the XIX century began to decline. For the first time in a long time, Russian people became interested in the forgotten past of their country.
This could not but affect art.
Dostoevsky in his novels discusses the spiritual path of the Russian man. In architecture, Russian romanticism flourishes. And Vasily Surikov writes Stenka Razin, Menshikov and Ermak. Continue reading
Identity is a key feature of Japanese ukiyo-e engravings. Having no analogies in the art of other countries of the Far East, this system formed the basis for the formation of not only the culture of Japan itself, but also influenced the historical course and formation of the whole world culture.
For almost two centuries (XVII – XIX centuries), dating back to the Edo era, Ukiyo-e existed, originating in the bowels of urban culture and going a long and interesting way, captured by masters of Japanese engraving creating their paintings at different periods.
Hisikawa Moronobu (1618-1694) is considered the founder of the ukiyo-e engraving. He was the first to create not only book illustrations, but also easel works. By signing each and treating them as true works of art, Moronobu was a huge success. His art, the work of his students and younger contemporaries (Torii Kiyonobu and Kaygetsudo Ando) determined the style of the early engraving of ukiyo-e. The main genres that formed during this period were bidzing and yakusha-e. Continue reading