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SHUNGA: JAPANESE EROTIC ART by Bob Kessel
October 14th, 2009 by admin

Bob Kessel has created a new art series titled, “SHUNGA” based on Japanese woodblock prints.

Shunga (春画) is a Japanese term for erotic art. Most shunga are a type of ukiyo-e, usually executed in woodblock print format. Translated literally, the Japanese word shunga means picture of spring; “spring” is a common euphemism for sex. In the Edo period it was enjoyed by rich and poor, men and women, and despite being out of favour with the shogunate, carried very little stigma.

Almost all ukiyo-e artists made shunga at some point in their careers, including Hokusai, Utamaro, Harunobu, Eisen, Saeshi, Shigenobu, Issho and Moronobu, and it did not detract from their prestige as artists.

The pictures are available as limited edition original fine art prints, signed and numbered by the artist.
Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

Email:  b.kessel@snet.net • Phone: (860)334-9438

STARS & STRIPES

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SHUNGA STARS by Bob Kessel

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SHUNGA STRIPES by Bob Kessel


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