The Floating World Exhibit

Location

Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University Campus
1401 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706, USA

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Date

Mar 15 2020

Time

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost

Free

The Floating World Exhibit

A Collection of Japanese Woodcuts. What is the Floating World? According to David Waterhouse, Ukiyo could mean either “floating world” or “sad troublesome world,” and, of course, –e refers to the picture. The author notes that in the early seventeenth century, more cheerful interpretations of the term “ukiyo” made their way into printed collections of lighthearted tales, miscellanies, and guidebooks. The most influential such publication was Tale of the Floating World (Ukiyo Monogatari). Ukiyo-e pictures of the floating world included as their subjects: beautiful women, both courtesans, and geisha; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; history and legend; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and, an incredible volume of Shunga, literally “spring picture” (Erotica). This exhibit runs through April 29. Admission is free. The Martin Museum of Art is located on the Baylor Campus.

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