From the Archives & Special Collections: Harunobu

archives_Harunobu1I noticed this wonderful little book with its unique cover as I was browsing the collection and it piqued my interest. Suzuki Harunobu was a Japanese woodblock artist who was actually the first artist to use full-color prints in 1765. Most of Harunobu’s life is unknown, but he is considered one of the great masters of Japanese woodblock. His art had the special ability to capture eternal girlhood, in that many of his subjects often had a child-like look about them. This book, simply titled Harunobu is a collection of the artist’s work along with the commentary of Lubor Hajek. Come look at this beautiful and influential artwork!

The Archives & Special Collections is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

By Laure Mounts

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