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~ Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790-1848) ... ~
Keysay Eisen was born in Edo .Its father was a famous calligrapher Ikeda Esikiё. Was a student of Kano Hakkesay, from which he took the name Keisai, and after his father's death he studied Kikugawa Eizan. His early works reflected the influence of his mentor, but he soon developed his own style ...
Keisai Eisen is an artist in the ukiyo-e style with a specialization in the manner of bijinga, that is the main theme of his work was a picture of beautiful and sensual women. His best works are considered masterpieces of the era of decadence 1818-1830 period. Japanese Keisai Eisen full of grace and elegance, with elements of sensuality. He produced many portraits and full-scale research with the image of the fashion of the time ...
Just Keisai Eisen was a writer, he has published several books, including "The history of ukiyo-e", including books that tell about the life of ukiyo-e artists. By the way, in which he describes himself as a depraved brutal drunkard, a lover to visit brothels ...
Was he the owner of the brothel, burned down in 1830? Whether he was a drunkard, a lecher? In his own words was ...
But above all he was an artist, leaving behind the portraits of beautiful women (Bidzina-ha), erotic scenes and the famous "69 stations Kiso Kaido". Unfortunately he did not finish this series and its continued Hiroshige.
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