Exhibition on view: September 14-December 1, 2019
Guest Curator: Steven Schlussel
SPECIAL PROGRAM AND TOUR
Sunday, November 10th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Yester House: Gallery One
Join guest curator, Steven Schlussel, for a short program and tour of the Gallery One exhibition.
Hiroshige, born Andō Tokutarō, in Edo (Tokyo) in 1797, most notably known as Andō Hiroshige, was of the great masters of the color woodblock print. It has been estimated that Hiroshige created more than 5,000 prints and that as many as 10,000 copies were made from some of his woodblocks. Possessing the ability to reduce the pictured scene to a few simple, highly decorative elements, Hiroshige captured the very essence of what he saw and turned it into a highly effective composition. The prints shown at the Southern Vermont Arts Center are genuine Japanese woodblocks, meticulously reproduced from recut woodblocks in the 20th century, using traditional methods, each piece being “hand-pulled” like the prints of the old.
Hiroshige, Autumn Moon on the Tama River