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Art on Tuesday: Heron Maiden

For today’s post I chose a picture of a Japanese woman dressed in a festival costume with an extraordinary nice headgear, painted by Kitagawa Utamarô 喜多川 歌麿 (1753 – 1806). 48 more words


On Kawara at Guggenheim Museum

I went to a very interesting show, On Kawara – Silence at Guggenheim Museum. Since On Kawara is a well-known Japanese artist, I know his work quite while. 113 more words


Naoko Takeuchi

March is Women’s History Month and all month long, Natural Zero is looking at great women in history, women who have shaped history in one way or another. 544 more words

Art on Tuesday: Chrysanthemum

This picture was painted by Kitano Tsunetomi 北野恒富 (1880- 1947). He was a famous bijin-ga painter and print-maker. The chrysanthemum is a very popular kimono motif. 24 more words


Art on Tuesday: Make Up

Applying Make Up (using a hand mirror)  化粧の女 (手かがみ), 1918 by the skilled and well known Japanese artist Hashiguchi Goyô 橋口 五葉 (1880 – 1921).


Art on Tuesday: Magic Lantern

Female Amusements of the Five Festivals by the Japanese painter Kitagawa Utamarô (1753 – 1806), one of the great masters of ukiyo- e in the Edo period. 34 more words


KIMONOS ON MONDAY: Japanese Beauty in Kimono -- The Art of Shinsui Itō

Shinsui Itō: Japanese women in kimono. Which is your favorite color?

Shinsui Itō, in Japanese 伊東 深水 (1898-1972), was one of the great Japanese artists of the twentieth century. 176 more words