Posted by Guy Pepermans (184.108.40.206) on August 10, 2011 at 15:07:53:
In Reply to: Re: Toyokuni 1 or 2! posted by Mikael on August 10, 2011 at 10:09:02:
Good question. The general opinion is that actor prints became so popular at the start of the Bunka era (1804-1829) that Toyokuni had to switch to a more simple, crude and static style in order to cope with the publishers' increasing demand for new designs. But it is also a fact that fashions and tastes changed continuously in Edo society so I think the change of style was due to a combination of different factors.
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