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Hiroshige's Flowers Coloring Book

$9.95

Published with: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The 22 pictures in this coloring book are created from Hiroshige’s print series Thirty-six Selected Flowers, designed in 1866. In this series, the artist cleverly combines two different subjects in each print. First, he shows a close-up view of beautiful flowers. Then, in the distance behind the flowers, he shows a landscape scene of the place where the flowers grow, somewhere in his home city of Tokyo. Reproductions of Hiroshige’s prints are shown in miniature in full color on the inside front and back covers, so that you can follow his color palette, if you wish.
48 pages with 22 images to color

• Soft cover book with staple binding
• High-quality paper perfect for colored pencils, pens, and markers
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sturdy cover to ensure long-lasting enjoyment
• Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed

Published with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Size: 8.5 x 11 x .25 in.

ISBN 9780764950278

Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858), a member of Japan’s samurai class, lived and died in Edo (renamed Tokyo in 1868). He inherited his father’s official post as a fire warden while still in his teens, though he simultaneously apprenticed as aukiyo-e artist. By the 1830s he had come into his artistic maturity, depicting landscapes, birds and flowers, and scenes of daily life. At that time, Japan was opening to the West after centuries of seclusion, and his prints, showcasing the tranquil Japanese countryside, became popular the world over. Hiroshige was one of the last great masters of traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking, and his magnum opus, the print series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo ranks among the greatest achievements of Japanese art.
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