Hiroshige Bookmark Calendar 2024
Looking for a small gift or stocking filler for someone who loves art, reading, or both, then what about a Bookmark Calendar?
These fine art bookmark calendars are from AllaLuna and made in Italy. They measure 55 x 215mm (2.2 x 8.5 inches) and comprise twelve detachable bookmarks. The calendar is in 7 Languages (English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese). The bookmarks are details from the twelve Hiroshige paintings as shown on the back.
NOTE: The last image simply illustrates the Allaluna bookmark calendar format.
The Artist -
Utagawa Hiroshige was born in 1797 in Edo, now Tokyo. He was one of the last great ukiyo-e masters of the colour woodblock print. His genius for landscape compositions was first recognised in the West by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Possessing the ability to reduce the pictured scene to a few simple, highly decorative elements, Hiroshige captured the very essence of what he saw and turned it into a highly effective composition. There was in his work a human touch that no artist of the school had heretofore achieved; his pictures revealed a beauty that seemed somehow tangible and intimate. Snow, rain, mist, and moonlight scenes compose some of his most poetic masterpieces.