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Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection
  • From the 17th through the 19th century, artists in Kyoto and Edo (now Tokyo) captured the floating world, a poetic term for the amusements of city nightlife, through depictions of subjects such as the beautiful women of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters and performers of the Kabuki theater. In contrast to ukiyo-e prints by artists such as Katsushika Hokusai, which were widely circulated, ukiyo-e paintings were specially commissioned, unique objects that displayed the maker’s technical skill and individual artistic sensibility.

Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection
  • Location: Art Institute of Chicago
  • Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave.
  • November 4, 2018 - January 28, 2019
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Recurring daily