Recently, National Art Museum of China opens the art exhibition of showing the woodblock Spring Festival nianhua prints of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and ukiyo-e pieces. The ongoing exhibition will continue through October 15.
The woodblock Spring Festival nianhua prints and the ukiyo-e pieces are both one of the most eye-catching genres of art, both were being influenced by the advancement of print techniques of the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Woodblock Prints in Distinctive Lands show the differences and similarities between the two forms of art by showing 138 prints on the exhibition. The traditional nianhua prints on display were made in some of China's best-known production centers such as Yangliuqing of Tianjin, Taohuawu of Suzhou, Jiangsu province and Mianzhu of Sichuan province. Featured ukiyo-e artists at the exhibition include Hishikawa Moronobu, the first ukiyo-e master, and Katsushika Hokusai, best known for his piece Great Wave off Kanagawa.