Yoshitoshi Tsukioka One hundred aspects of the moon

A supreme masterpiece of Japanese printmaking

For the first time, the Art Gallery of NSW will present from its own collection an exhibition displaying the full series of One hundred aspects of the moon by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892). This remarkable series was published between 1885 and 1992 and is recognised as the artist’s masterwork, designed in the last seven years of his life.

Art Dance performance previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 20 August 2016 to Sunday 20 November 2016

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka One hundred aspects of the moon image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Thursday 15 October 2015.
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The exhibition showcases the impressive technical skill and imaginative designs that have secured Yoshitoshi’s place in art history and as an originator of manga and anime. Each image is a moment in time and poetically draws from stories relating to the moon in Japanese and Chinese history, famous legends, literature and theatre as well as folklore. The characters of these stories are diverse, from stoic warriors and samurai to everyday townspeople, demons and courtesans, many expressing a reverence to the moon.