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Hot Art: Historic Works from Japan

Photo credit: Utamaro Kitagawa (1754-1806), "3 Women," University of Alberta Art Collection ©2006 University of Alberta Museums.

Contemporary urban life, geisha culture, and legendary events are just some of the topics covered in “Against the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the University of Alberta Art Collection.” The exhibit surveys the aesthetic, cultural, and technical developments of this unique art form from the Edo period (1603-1868) all the way to present day. Other highlights include iconic works by Hiroshige and Hokusai, which had a major impact on European artists like Vincent van Gogh. On view at the Carleton University Art Gallery until July 24.

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