Los Angeles

Japanese Woodblock Prints


The art of the Ukiyee holds a charm unmatched in Western culture. These “pictures of the floating world” celebrate the genre with a delicacy of poetic refinement. The collection at the Sabersky gallery is one of small greeting cards dating from 1795 to 1850. Done by masters of the period, Hokusai, Eishi, Shumman, Hokkei and others, their simplicity and formal restraint make them little gems of an art form that reflects the depths of Japanese tradi­tion and philosophy.

C. P.