We often share works by Utagawa Hiroshige, the last great master of the ukiyo-e tradition, but have you heard of Hishikawa Moronubu, the *first* great master?!
Moronobu (b. 1618) was a Japanese artist and is known as the earliest master of the ukiyo-e medium. Ukiyo-e, or woodblock printing, translates to ‘pictures of the floating world’, and typically depicted entertainment districts or other scenes from urban life in Japan.
With a background in decorative arts and academic painting, Moronobu eventually turned to ukiyo-e and studied under another pioneer of the art form known as the Kanbun Master. Throughout his career, Moronobu produced over 100 illustrated books.
Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Ueno, a colour woodblock cut by Hishikawa Moronobu, 1681–1684.
Waktu itu, ada pameran Biannale Jogja XV 2019 di Jogja. Lokasinya sama dengan pameran ArtJog waktu itu. Pas dateng agak sepi, mungkin karena udah sore. Tapi karena sepi jadi bisa lebih anteng ngeliatinnya.
Selanjutnya, ini salah satu tempat yang pengen banget dikunjungin. Untungnya kesampaian, ya Museum Ullen Sentalu. Mengingat peraturannya melarang foto area di bagian dalam, jadi ini foto di area luarnya aja. Walaupun waktu itu Jogja lagi musim hujan, syukurnya nyampe juga 😀
Lucky me, jadwal ArtJog 2019 pas baru-baru banget mulai kuliah. So there we were, bersama dengan kak Yani waktu itu.
Museum pertama yang didatangi adalah Museum Affandi. Berbekal google maps dan motor sewaan, jadilah sampai juga ke museum.
Blathers is always so excited and passionate about what I bring in. He’s even passionate about the bugs, though that passion is about his dislike for them. It’s nice hearing him chat so happily about how excited he is about the growing exhibits and his work studying them.
The velociraptor fossil finally was completed. It’s so small, like the size of a labrador. It’s fun picturing them hunting. Blathers was so cheerful as he spoke about the disservice that Jurassic Park had done with their size and the theories about their hunts. It was nice to see something he’d been working so hard on be completed.
~ Figure of standing female with upraised arms.
Place oforigin: Upper Egypt
Date: ca. 5300-4000 B.C.
Period: Early Predynastic Period
Medium: Unbaked clay
Date: First half of A.D. 6th century
Place of origin: near Village Malaya Pereshchepina; Archaeological site: Pereshchepina Complex
~ Silver fede finger ring with a central device of clasped hands flanked by engraved cruciform panels inlaid with niello.
Date: mid to late 12th century
Place of origin: found at Fala, Midlothian
~ Roman votive terracotta face.
Date: 200 B.C.-A.D. 200
Place of origin: Roman Empire
~ Ships in a port (Part A of a floor mosaic from the grand triclinium of the Palazzo Diotallevi)
Date: A.D. mid-2nd century
Provinience: Rimini, Civic Museum Luigi Tonini (Museo della citta Luigi Tonini)