The Art Gallery of NSW presents the full series of One hundred aspects of the moon [Tsuki hyakushi] by renowned Japanese artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892).
The series, considered as the artist’s masterwork, was created in the last years of Yoshitoshi’s life. His prints draw from stories relating to moon from Japanese and Chinese history, famous legends, literature and theatre as well as folklore and mythology. While Yoshitoshi’s previous works are characterized with grisly and dark themes, many describe One hundred aspects of the moon as “quieter”, with perspective and realism techniques.
Yoshitoshi is recognised as a master of traditional Japanese woodblock printing, known as ukiyo-e, and an originator of manga and anime.
One hundred aspects of the moon runs from August 20 – November 20 at the Upper Asian gallery, AGNSW.