Artist profile: Hiroshige – Bright Blue

Artist profile: Hiroshige – Bright Blue

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.

 
You’ve probably noticed this very vibrant blue that Hiroshige uses in his woodblock prints. I’m interested to know what materials are in this blue, because it packs a punch.

Bay at Kominato in Awa Province
Bay at Kominato in Awa Province

The Pine Grove at Mio in Suruga Province
The Pine Grove at Mio in Suruga Province

First Cuckoo of the Year at Tsukudajima
First Cuckoo of the Year at Tsukudajima

Drum Bridge and Setting Sun Hill, Meguro (c. 1858)
Drum Bridge and Setting Sun Hill, Meguro (c. 1858)

This last one is awesome! It’s also a preview of next week’s post, which will be about Hiroshige’s snow scenes. See it bigger here.

Other parts in the Hiroshige artist profile series
Introduction
Snow
Birds

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