Geishas by Ana Gómez

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The pieces of the ukiyo-e series are based on a group of Japanese prints of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil collection, acquired by its founder since his first trip to Japan in 1955.


The result was a visual and conceptual dialogue between the ukiyo-e genre –Japanese prints made from the 17th to the 20th century, which translates literally as "images of the floating world"– and contemporary art inspired by this theme in Mexico and Japan.


These prints were originally created as mass produced goods in the urban popular context of the city of Edo, today Tokyo, during the Tokugawa (1603-1868) and Meiji period (1868-1912). Today in our industrialized societies the contemporary visual experience, permeated by the flow, seduction and global trade of the image, allows us to identify certain continuities and parallels between the aesthetic conception of ukiyo-e culture and the contemporary global visual culture.

Piece: Geishas
Creator: Ana Gómez
Production origin: Mexico City
Materials: Ceramic plates
Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.27" x 1.18"
Edition: Unique Piece