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Sharaku

[shah-rah-koo] /ʃɑˈrɑ kʊ/
noun
1.
Tashusai
[taw-shoo-sahy] /ˈtɔ ʃʊˈsaɪ/ (Show IPA),
flourished 18th century, Japanese printmaker.
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  • Yet, in spite of all the distortions and exaggerations and displacements, Sharaku's satyrical faces live.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • But Shunyei never reached the point to which Sharaku is now coming.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • In the large double-portraits Sharaku tears the mask of humanity aside and shows the very beast.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • Great distinction of composition marks all of Sharaku's work.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • Dr. Kurth assumes, for the greater glory of Sharaku, that he was the precursor; but the question cannot be regarded as settled.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • It is still uncertain whether Sharaku or Shunyei was the inventor of this type of large bust-portrait.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • But on the whole his second period shows Toyokuni as only slightly more original than in the Sharaku period.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • To call Sharaku a realist is a silly, untruthful attempt to muffle in words forces that one does not understand.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • How one longs for one more work from Sharaku's hands—a portrait of himself, seated in the stalls, watching the play at its height!

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • This type is a composite of Kiyonaga, Yeishi, and Sharaku, but ultimately unlike any of them in its effect.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke

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