The Life & Art of Hiratsuka Un'ichi

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Explore the art and life of one of the most influential Japanese woodblock print artists, Hiratsuka Un’ichi.

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Tom K
This was very informative but I had always thought the Impressionists were influenced by the Japanese prints, whereas this lesson suggests the opposite. Am I wrong?
Lucas Livingston
Hi Tom! Thanks for watching and commenting. I'm pleased you enjoyed the lesson. You're absolutely right. The Impressionists were indeed influenced by Japanese prints. That's the topic of a forthcoming lesson. What's also interesting is that a generation or so later, Japanese print artists of the first half of the 20th century (like Hiratsuka) were, in turn, looking westward (back to the Impressionists & European Modernists) for inspiration. It's a beautiful back-and-forth exchange. Cheers!
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