IMAGE OF WOMEN IN WOODBLOCK PRINTS AND PAINTINGS By KITAGAWA UTAMARO
Keywords:Woodblock prints, Japan, women, Kitagawa Utamaro
The image of women in the paintings of Kitagawa Utamaro and other Japanese artists, although derived from realistic observations, is not an exact copy of the world. It is the inner vitality in the work that has created a world of its own, attracting the attention of people who enjoy the paintings through the neatness and conciseness of the lines; the light, strong, and condensed colors, which have been able to express the emotions of the artist and the beauty in the paintings. In particular, Kitagawa Utamaro’s paintings of women bring a new feel to the genre; reveal mood, nuance and drama through the simplicity of lines and close-up scenes.
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