Made in Japan

03/16/2024 – 07/21/2024
Kunstmuseum Basel

Made in Japan

The Kunstmuseum Basel shows prints from the heyday of Japanese woodblock printing – a previously little-known treasure of the Kupferstichkabinett collection. These are iconic works by artists such as Hiroshige and Hokusai, whose impressions of both city and countryside shape our idea of Japan.

These can be found alongside colourful works by once equally famous artists such as Utamaro, Sharaku, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi. Their motives are the world of Kabuki theatre and actors, everyday and heroic stories, or ideally beautiful female figures. The collection provides some striking finds of rare works that will surprise not only interested Japanese woodblock print enthusiasts but also the experts.

Kunstmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Graben 8
CH-4010 Basel

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