Artwork Overview

  • Author: Kitagawa Utamaro (喜多川歌麿) (1753-1806)
  • Publication Period: ca. late 18th to early 19th century
  • Artwork Information: A color woodblock print from the ukiyo-e genre, depicting a scene of deep love and emotion between a couple
  • Historical Context: Created during the Edo period, a time when the ukiyo-e art form was reaching its peak, and Utamaro was at the height of his artistic career

Artwork Appeal

  • Global Recognition: Kitagawa Utamaro is a prominent figure in the ukiyo-e genre, and his works are well-known for their sensual and captivating depictions of women and intimate moments
  • Theme: “Deep Love” showcases the emotional bond between a couple, capturing a tender and passionate moment of their relationship
  • Features: The artwork is characterized by its delicate lines, intricate patterns, and the subtle expressions of the subjects, displaying Utamaro’s mastery of the ukiyo-e style and his ability to evoke a sense of intimacy and emotion through his art