March 14th - April 28th 2018
425 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, 10017, NY
Ronin Gallery invites you to immerse yourself in the fantastical realms of Kuniyoshi's woodblock prints. The exhibition Kuniyoshi: The Masterpieces explores the ravenous imagination and unmatched skill of this ukiyo-e master through his most celebrated designs, including his most iconic triptychs such as Tametomo and his Son Rescued from the Sea Monster by Tengu and Princess Takiyasha and the Skeleton Specter. While the words “ukiyo-e” and Japanese print often call to mind elegant courtesans and picturesque landscapes, Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) presents a complementary, yet counter point. Like Hokusai is to landscape, Kuniyoshi belongs to the ukiyo-e canon, bringing Japanese myth, magic, history, and legend to life.