Demons From the Haunted World: Supenatural Art by Yoshitoshi
Ukiyo-E Master Series, Volume Three
edited by Jack Hunter
Demons From the Haunted World collects and considers over 150 of Yoshitoshi's most striking and disturbing images of spectres, monsters and demons (including the series 100 Ghost Stories, Heroic Beauty, and 36 Ghosts in their entirety) presented in large-format and full-colour throughout. Third in a dynamic new series presenting the cutting edge of 19th century Japanese art.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, a student of ukiyo-e master Utagawa Kuniyoshi, showed a predilection towards two types of subject in his early work: exceptionally bloody musha-e ("warror prints"), and supernatural images of demons and ghosts. Yoshitoshi maintained an interest in depicting the haunted realm of Japanese myth right up until his last major series, 36 Ghosts, two years before his death in 1889. Like all of Yoshitoshi's art, these prints are now considered to be the work of ukiyo-e's last master practitioner.
Softcover. 160 pages. Measures 8 1/2" X 11"