Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714124766

Category: Art

Page: 536

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Discover Japanese art like no other. Originally created by the artists of the ukiyo-e school of the floating world to advertise brothels in 17th-century Yoshiwara, these popular spring pictures (shunga) transcended class and gender in Japan for almost 300 years. These tender, humorous and brightly coloured pieces celebrate sexual pleasure in all its forms, culminating in the beautiful, yet graphic, work of iconic artists Utamaro, Hokusai and Kunisada. This catalogue of a major international exhibition aims to answer some key questions about what shunga is and why was it produced. Erotic Japanese art was heavily suppressed in Japan from the 1870s onwards as part of a process of cultural modernisation that imported many contemporary western moral values. Only in the last twenty years or so has it been possible to publish unexpurgated examples in Japan and this ground-breaking publication presents this fascinating art in its historical and cultural context for the first time. Within Japan, shunga has continued to influence modern forms of art, including manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art. Drawing on the latest scholarship and featuring over 400 images of works from major public and private collections, this landmark book sheds new light on this unique art form within Japanese social and cultural history. Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art is published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum from October 2013 to January 2014.

Japan’s Sexual Gods

Shrines, Roles and Rituals of Procreation and Protection

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004293787

Category: Religion

Page: 440

View: 2338

Japan’s Sexual Gods is an exciting original work about the deities represented by phalluses and female sexual objects in Japanese shrines. Their roles in procreation and protection, their rituals and festivals are described in detail along with unique location photographs.

"Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900 "

Author: MeliaBelli Bose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351536567

Category: Art

Page: 372

View: 4181

Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500?1900 brings women's engagements with art into a pan-Asian dialogue with essays that examine women as artists, commissioners, collectors, and subjects from India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. The artistic media includes painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, and photography. The book is broadly concerned with four salient questions: How unusual was it for women to engage directly with art? What factors precluded more women from doing so? In what ways did women's artwork or commissions differ from those of men? And, what were the range of meanings for woman as subject matter? The chapters deal with historic individuals about whom there is considerable biographical information. Beyond locating these uncommon women within their socio-cultural milieux, contributors consider the multiple strands that twined to comprise their complex identities, and how these impacted their works of art. In many cases, the woman's status-as wife, mother, widow, ruler, or concubine (and multiple combinations thereof), as well as her religion and lineage-determined the media, style, and content of her art. Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500?1900 adds to our understanding of works of art, their meanings, and functions.

The Persistence of Taste

Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu

Author: Malcolm Quinn,Dave Beech,Michael Lehnert,Carol Tulloch,Stephen Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317207513

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

View: 734

This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the social practice of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. For the first time, this book unites sociologists and other social scientists with artists and curators, art theorists and art educators, and art, design and cultural historians who engage with the practice of taste as it relates to encounters with art, cultural institutions and the practices of everyday life, in national and transnational contexts. The volume is divided into four sections. The first section on ‘Taste and art’, shows how art practice was drawn into the sphere of ‘good taste’, contrasting this with a post-conceptualist critique that offers a challenge to the social functions of good taste through an encounter with art. The next section on ‘Taste making and the museum’ examines the challenges and changing social, political and organisational dynamics propelling museums beyond the terms of a supposedly universal institution and language of taste. The third section of the book, ‘Taste after Bourdieu in Japan’ offers a case study of the challenges to the cross-cultural transmission and local reproduction of ‘good taste’, exemplified by the complex cultural context of Japan. The final section on ‘Taste, the home and everyday life’ juxtaposes the analysis of the reproduction of inequality and alienation through taste, with arguments on how the legacy of ideas of ‘good taste’ have extended the possibilities of experience and sharpened our consciousness of identity. As the first book to bring together arts practitioners and theorists with sociologists and other social scientists to examine the legacy and continuing validity of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste, this publication engages with the opportunities and problems involved in understanding the social value and the cultural dispositions of taste ‘after Bourdieu’. It does so at a moment when the practice of taste is being radically changed by the global expansion of cultural choices, and the emergence of deploying impersonal algorithms as solutions to cultural and creative decision-making.

Gay Art

Author: James Smalls

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780428200

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 4406

Dieses Buch versteht sich nicht als Lobschrift auf die Homosexualität. Die Studien des Kunsthistorikers James Smalls widmen sich vielmehr der Rolle der Homosexualität in der Kunstgeschichte und der Frage nach ihrem Beitrag zur emotionalen Entwicklung der Menschheit. In einer Zeit, da Vorurteile in vielen Ländern überwunden sind, bietet diese sachkundige und unterhaltsame Analyse völlig neue Sichtweisen auf die Meisterwerke der Kunstgeschichte.

Die Füchsin spricht

Author: Sabine Scholl

Publisher: Secession Verlag

ISBN: 3905951827

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 9916

Antonia »Toni« Mayringers Leben liegt in Trümmern: Ihr geschiedener Mann Georg hat in Japan eine neue Familie gegründet. Ihre befristete Professur an der Universität soll nicht verlängert werden. Die Freundin Sascha drängt nach Monaten in psychiatrischer Behandlung mit Macht zurück in Tonis Leben. Aus der Affäre mit dem Hausmeister will keine Beziehung werden. Und Kiki, die neunzehnjährige Tochter, flüchtet vor dem Leben in den Hedonismus sozialer Netzwerke. Georg, verunsichert durch die Reaktorkatastrophe von Fukushima und mehr noch dadurch, wie Regierung und Gesellschaft in Japan deren verheerende Folgen leugnen, erlebt seine eigene Entwurzelung. Immer fremder scheinen ihm die neue Heimat und die Ehe mit Ryo, die keine Zweifel an der offiziellen Darstellung duldet. Aus der zunehmenden Isolation betrachtet er die Trümmer eines Landes, die von diesem Land selbst nicht gesehen werden wollen. Allein Anniko und Bela, ein befreundetes Künstlerpaar, das in den Achtzigerjahren aus Ungarn in ein anderes Leben floh und nun einen Selbstversorgerhof und eine Hundezucht in der Uckermark betreibt, strahlen für die frühere Familie noch so etwas wie ein Zuhause und eine gelungene Existenz aus. Doch auch die Idylle auf dem Land durchziehen Spuren des Zerfalls. Sabine Scholl verwebt in ihrem neuen Roman Schicksale von Menschen, die den Halt verloren haben – aus der Bahn geworfen von persönlichen wie globalen Katastrophen und Zusammenbrüchen – und entfaltet dabei ein Panorama des »Danach«. Wie überhaupt lässt sich ein Leben noch einrichten, wenn die Unsicherheit zum beherrschenden Moment wird? Mit ebenso knapper wie klarer Sprache bohrt sie immer tiefer in die zerklüfteten Seelenlandschaften ihrer Figuren und fördert dabei eine Existenzweise zutage, in der die Flucht vor der eigenen und der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit zum beherrschenden Moment einer aus den Fugen geratenen Welt wird.

Japan Review

Bulletin of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Japan

Page: N.A

View: 848


The Essence of Japanese Pillow-Book Eroticism

Author: Bret Norton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789654941440

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 7997

Stories, terms and extracts of illustrated scrolls, known as pillow books, that reflect the atmosphere of Shunga or Japanese eroticism.

Japan Stil

Author: Gian Carlo Calza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714870571


Page: 303

View: 2037

Partners in Print

Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market

Author: Julie Nelson Davis

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press


Category: Art

Page: 242

View: 5693

Four case studies give evidence of what constituted modes of collaboration among artistic producers in the period. In each case Davis explores a different configuration of collaboration: that between a teacher and a student, two painters and their publishers, a designer and a publisher, and a writer and an illustrator. Each investigates a mode of partnership through a single work: a specially commissioned print, a lavishly illustrated album, a printed handscroll, and an inexpensive illustrated novel. These case studies explore the diversity of printed things in the period ranging from expensive works made for a select circle of connoisseurs to those meant to be sold at a modest price to a large audience.


the art of love in Japan

Author: Tom Evans,Mary Anne Evans

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 284

View: 9764

Japanese erotic fantasies

sexual imagery of the Edo period

Author: Chris Uhlenbeck,Margarita Winkel,Ellis Tinios,Cecilia Segawa Seigle,Amy Reigle Newland,Oikawa Shigeru

Publisher: Hotei Publishing


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 2127

Much has been written on Japanese woodblock prints, book illustrations and paintings of the Edo period known as Ukiyo-e, but often neglected in any discussion of this rich artistic tradition is the genre of erotic imagery. Many celebrated Ukiyo-e artists such as Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-70), Isoda Koryusai (1735-90), Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815), Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) created significant numbers of sexually explicit compositions that are today collectively referred to as shunga, or 'spring pictures'. As objects deemed injurious to public morals, shunga were banned by the Tokugawa government. Faced with the challenges of working in an illegal genre and the demand for shunga by a voracious public, shunga artists exhibited an innovativeness and creativity in their work that would be remarkable in any age.


Author: Edmond de Goncourt

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 178160990X

Category: Art

Page: 378

View: 5040

Katsushika Hokusai ist ohne Zweifel der seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts im Westen berühmteste Künstler Japans. Die Werke Hokusais spiegeln die künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen einer isolierten Kultur wider. Gleichzeitig war er einer der ersten japanischen Künstler, der in Europa Bekanntheit erlangte und großen Einfluss auf impressionistische und postimpressionistische Maler wie etwa Vincent van Gogh ausübte. Hokusai galt schon zu seinen Lebzeiten als ein Meister der Kunst des Ukiyo-e. Er fasziniert uns noch heute mit der Vielfalt und Bedeutung seines in diesem Buch in seiner gesamten abwechslungsreichen Breite präsentierten, fast neunzig Jahre umfassenden Werkes.

Egon Schiele

Zeichnungen und Aquarelle

Author: Egon Schiele

Publisher: N.A



Page: 120

View: 7615

The Japanese Art of Sex

How to Tease, Seduce, and Pleasure the Samurai in Your Bedroom

Author: Jina Bacarr

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 1880656841

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 8439

Learn how to use the ancient and modern Japanese sexual practices of court ladies, courtesans and geisha to spark romance and deliver an erotic "floating world" of pleasure to you and your partner.

Erotische Fantasien

Author: Hans-Jürgen Döpp

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1781603588

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 602

Auf dieser virtuellen Reise werden wir einer Vielfalt von Sichtweisen der tausend Metamorphosen der Sexualität begegnen. Sie zeigt, dass nichts natürlicher ist als das sexuelle Verlangen, und nichts weniger natürlich als die Formen, in denen es sich äußert und befriedigt. Dieses Buch lädt Sie zu einer außergewöhnlichen Reise ein, die den Blick auf eine Geographie der Lust öffnen wird.

Gender and Power in the Japanese Visual Field

Author: Joshua S. Mostow,Norman Bryson,Maribeth Graybill

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824825720

Category: Art

Page: 291

View: 9888

In this, the first collection in English of feminist-oriented research on Japanese art and visual culture, an international group of scholars examines representations of women in a wide range of visual work. The volume begins with Chino Kaori's now-classic essay Gender in Japanese Art, which introduced feminist theory to Japanese art. This is followed by a closer look at a famous thirteenth-century battle scroll and the production of bijin (beautiful women) prints within the world of Edoperiod advertising. A rare homoerotic picture-book is used to extrapolate the grammar of desire as represented in late seventeenth-century Edo. In the modern period, contributors consider the introduction to Meiji Japan of the Western nude and oil-painting and examine Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) and the role of one of its famous artists. The book then shifts its focus to an examination of paintings produced for the Japanese-sponsored annual salons held in colonial Korea. The post-war period comes under scrutiny in a study of the novel Woman in the Dunes and its film adaptation. The critical discourse that surrounded women artists of the late twentieth-century - the Super Girls of Art - i