The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Utagawa Hiroshige, Oji, Taki no Kawa #88 (The Waterfall River at Oji #88) from the series Meisho Yedo Hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), 1856, color woodblock print, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, gift of Wallace B. Rogers.
This exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints illuminates an art form springing from Japan's Edo or Tokogawa period (1615-1868). The artworks portray the ukiyo-e "floating world" in elegant, otherworldly landscapes and scenes of leisure and pleasure. Each piece was printed as part of a series.