Went to see the Japanese Wood Block Print exhibit at Seattle Asian Art Museum yesterday. http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/exhibitDetail.asp?eventID=16658 Interesting history of the origins of the art form....but was most intrigued by the way Ando Hiroshige was able to draw viewer into the scene of his landscapes. Is it the perspective/view selected? The way the images if framed? Or the use of color, or its intensity? All of the above?
Simplicity, singular concept, intentionality. the beauty of the common day activities...these values seem to inform his work.
See link for info about the attached image. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/JP2492