Civilizations

Japan's 18th Century Commercial Art Revitalizes Color

Clip: Episode 7 | 1m 53s

Ukiyo-e began with only a few colors, but combined them in increasingly sophisticated ways to create vivid depictions of a rapidly growing urban life. Wildly popular in all its forms, it demonstrated that every day transitory objects could be considered art.

Aired: 06/19/18

Rating: NR

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