Hiroshige’s landscapes on display at Scuderie del Quirinale
Full of life and color, the Hiroshige exhibit is a sight to see. With blue colored walls that guide the visitors from one room to the next, you’ll be immersed in the Japanese art world.
Utagawa Hiroshige, also known as Andō Hiroshige, was born to a low-rank Samurai family, and was set to takeover the business after losing his parents at the age of 12. However, once he found the art world, there was no going back. Gaining fame as he, and his art grew, Hiroshige was admired from all corners of the world. In particular by Vincent Van Gogh that often quotes him in his letters to his friends as he discusses the unique talent displayed by the Japanese artist(s).
The exhibition showcases more than 200 artworks that have been brought to the Scuderie del Quirinale by private collections from Italy, Japan, and the United States. Known for his mastery in painting snow, rain, and nature in general, it’s quite special being able to admire the art up close. Feeling almost as if part of the painting, Hiroshige was able to reify what it feels like when you’re outside, and surrounded by nature.