Models of Calligraphy
after Eisho

Models of Calligraphy after Eisho -size reference-

Lesbian scenes are hard to find in shunga, compared to gay male scenes. Usually they were ordered by a collector. Now, you have to be aware that male homosexuality was closely connected to kabuki theater and sexual fantasy was already included and at same time Yoshiwara brothels had men as target group. Therefore, it was not taboo but rather an economic side to such scenes that led to small production of such views.

On this particular scene we can observe two women lubricating dildo made out of turtle´s shell with aphrodisiac from small cups.

Technique: acrylic on canvas

Size: 120 x 177 cm (47.24 x 69.68 inch)

Year: November 2011

Availability: In Private Collection

100 Views of Ukiyo-e

During my exploration of the beginning of modern art (Impressionism and Post-Impressionism) I found myself surrounded by beautiful views of Ukiyo-e prints. They were my explanation to everything: modern/contemporary painting, design, illustration, comics and animation. Even more, I had to tell that to everyone. Firstly, I did impressions/interpretations of famous works of Hiroshige and Hokusai, but I couldn´t stop there… I finally found my call.100 Views of Ukiyo-e is my life mission to re-create new originals of selected 100 Ukiyo-e prints, new original painting in new oban size. It is divided in 4 Volumes of 25 canvases, some of the forming diptychs or triptychs. So far I have finished the first set that introduces several masters, styles and topics.

A review by Amalija Stojsavljević, art historian can be read here.

Volume I – Masters

The First Volume of series of paintings of the 100 Views of Ukiyo-e. This initial set was a practical part of my magistrate thesis in Arts at Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo. I tried to introduce great masters of Ukiyo-e, specific styles and topics from its begging to the end.

100 Views of Ukiyo-e, Volume I: Masters Exhibition Catalogue for Web

Illustration – Lavabo & Tears

I did illustration for the cover of the book named Lavabo & Tears by Rešad Majo Otan Hasanović. I was contacted by Majo to do the cover for the book with my painting Models of Calligraphy after Eisho as a background image. Instead  of just doing that, I have decided to do illustration based on the painting but specifically just for the cover. As you can see, I did lose some explicit lyrics out of the picture.