Taiso Yoshitoshi

If you live near San Antonio like I do, you have a chance to see superb Japanese woodblock prints. The San Antonio Museum of Art presents an exhibition of Yoshitoshi’s  SEASONS OF BEAUTY: ASPECTS OF DAILY LIFE. Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is one of the greatest Japanese woodblock print artists. The prints exhibited  are from a set of thirty-two prints which comprise fuzoku sanjuniso or Thirty-two Aspects of Daily Life – one of the artist’s greatest achievements.  The prints shown were issued in 1888 and are from a single edition,  on loan from Lenora and Walter F. Brown.  They show scenes of women engaged in various activities – reading, getting a tattoo, strolling, or idly resting.  The Seasons of Beauty prints will be exhibited in four seasonal rotations with eight prints shown according to the traditional order. The first rotation will be open November 4th to January 17th.

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