Ando Hiroshige HD Showcase
Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), a Japanese painter and printmaker, known especially for his landscape prints. The last great figure of the Ukiyo-e, a popular, school of printmaking, he transmuted everyday landscapes into intimate, lyrical scenes that made him even more successful than his contemporary, Hokusai.
With Hokusai, Hiroshige dominated the popular art of Japan in the first half of the 19th century. His work was not as bold or innovative as that of the older master, but he captured, in a poetic, gentle way what everyone could understand, the ordinary person’s experience of the Japanese landscape as well as the varied moods of memorable places at different times. His total output was immense, some 5400 prints in all.
The Plum Garden in Kameido, Great Bridge, Sudden Shower at Atake, The Lake at Hakone, The Morning glow at the Nihonbashi, Clear Weather after Snow at Kameyama…are few of great creations by Hiroshige. Download the app and enjoy 70+ creations by the great Hokusai master.