Artist profile: Hiroshige – Birds

Artist profile: Hiroshige – Birds

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

 
My last Hiroshige post showcases his birds, which are highly detailed. I’m always surprised at how realistic the animals in Japanese ukiyo-e art are, since the style of painting people is so comic-like.

Eagle Over 100,000 Acre Plain at Susaki, Fukagawa (1857)
Eagle Over 100,000 Acre Plain at Susaki, Fukagawa (1857)

See a larger version of the eagle.

Small Bird on a Branch of Kaidozakura (1848)
Small Bird on a Branch of Kaidozakura (1848)
Crane and Wave (c.1830)
Crane and Wave (c.1830)

Reeds in the Snow with a Wild Duck
Reeds in the Snow with a Wild Duck

I think the eyes are wonky, though. See a larger version of the duck.

 

Other parts in the Hiroshige artist profile series
Introduction
Bright Blue
Snow

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