Thursday, April 16, 2009

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)

This drawing looks like a Ronald Searle avant-la lettre

Today I saw an exhibition of Utagawa Kuniyoshi in The Royal Academy. I find no words to express HOW MUCH I LOVED THESE PRINTS! I felt in complete awe and I want to become Japanese to be able to draw with such grace and dexterity!
Can you imagine that this man was a contemporary of Goya, Beethoven, Marx and Darwin!!!!!!!! If you live in London I urge you not to miss it.


Blogger Santiago Mansilla said...


2:21 am  
Blogger Bruno Bauer said...

Lástima que esté muy lejos de Londres...

5:03 pm  
Blogger Matt Jones said...

If you keep at it you'll be able to draw like a Japanese master before you're 90!

1:54 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

It is possible that if some japanese master lived long enough could end drawing like Ms. Chau.

2:16 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

i'll probably go tomorrow. love this stuff

9:40 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

You'll love it, Ellis!

10:51 pm  
Anonymous Brynja said...

Great blog! I just stumbled upon it. Love it!

12:09 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

You are most welcome to return any time, Brynja.

12:13 pm  
Blogger ariel tenorio said...

hay mama pulpa! que grosos estos ponjas he! y RaKuten tambien muy bueno

3:36 am  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Great post.

3:39 am  
Blogger Matt Jones said...

Saw it today-The piece with the rain is UNbelieveably fuckin' mind blowing!! The sketchbooks are to die for -a beautiful exhibition. Makes Hokusai look Alina Chau.

12:23 am  

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