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Art on Tuesday: Murasaki Shikibu

Murasaki Shikibu 紫 式部 is the author of the Genji monogatari 源氏物語. The first world’s novel and the most famous literary artwork of all time, an outstanding Japanese classic about life at the Heian court (794-1185), she writes psychologically deeply observed stories, witty observations, erotic tales, intertwining it with poetry and it is a joy of a read, even today. 91 more words

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Art on Tuesday: The Heroine Ochiyo

This picture shows a Kabuki heroine painted by Kotani Chigusa. I like the moving elegance, the interesting head-gear. The eye brows are painted in light blue. 18 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves is the title of this ukiyo-e, painted by the Japanese artist Torii Kotondo in 1933. On the kimono you see momiji, maple leaves in orange-red shades, a typical color and motif of autumn in Japan.

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Art on Tuesday: Dancer

Today I want to share this picture of this enthusiastic dancer, painted by Kobayakawa Kiyoshi, the same artist of last week’s Art on Tuesday. Very daring moves, absorbed in her dance and totally enjoying. 13 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Revue

Revue by Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (1986-1948), painted in 1932. Kobayakawa is known for his paintings of modern Japanese women. This girl is dancing in a red kimono, which is slightly transparent, so that you can see her arms and the left leg. 40 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Beauty with Fan

Beauty with Fan of 1928 is a work of  Yamakawa Shuho  山川秀峰 (1898 – 1944), a Japanese painter born in Kyôto, who mainly painted bijin-ga, 38 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Flower

This picture by the female artist Uemura Shôen 上村松園 is called 花 (hana), which means flower. It was painted in 1910. The flower motif can be seen as fallen flower petals flying in the air and fallen petals on the ground.

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