UemuraShōen

"Working With Uemura Shōen" The feminist case for Uemura Shōen's Bijin-ga (beautiful women) paintings. Shōen had both earned accolades for her works but also fierce criticism for her primary painting focus on depicting an old-dated style from the Edo period, a time where Japanese women weren't viewed as equals. Contemporaries of Shōen would have rather seen Japanese women through their modern lens of being strong and real working women. Unlike Shōen's flawless beauties. I had also come to a similar critique in the beginning which is why I wanted to depict the changing views of my own perseption on beauty. The image on the left was when I was 18 or 19. I wanted to be a model and the photograph I worked from was from my old modeling portfolio. The painting on the right was me after graduating Magna Cum Laude with two bachelors in Art History and Fine Arts when I was 27. Both versions of beauty and self-worth are valid and time certainly changes things for an individual. I admire her work and her achievements. Her skill with painting with such precision on silk is astounding. In my piece I did watercolors and inks on brocade and let me tell you, patience and planning truly are virtues with this material. *Sidenote: I might start writing essay papers on topics like this that are more in depth. . #beautystandards #miniessay #arthistory #herstory #UemuraShōen #bijinga #painting #watercolor #selfportrait #innerbeauty #outterbeauty #beautifulnomatterwhat #selflove #art #brocade #artistofcolor #womenartists #WorkingWith_____ #inspiration #women #ink #artistsofinstagram #artist #diptych

spring gifts #flowers #flowerstagram #flower_daily #bouquet #springflowers #spring #primavera #uemurashōen #sakura #桜 . . 白い帳の向こうに見える 桜の折枝 きれいな歌を添えて こんな形で花を 贈られたならば たまらないだろう なんて思うのは 些か 王朝振りが過ぎるか?

Uemura Shōen: Spring Evening, 1936

先週土曜日に「上村松園〜美人画の精華〜」展へ行ってきました * 松園の描く女性は何て清楚で慎ましく美しいのだろう✨ 鮮やかな色彩、蚊帳や簾の透け感も綺麗でした✨ 松園以外の画家たちが描いた舞妓や芸妓、浮世絵などの個性的な絵も楽しむことができます😊 * 写真撮影可能なのは「砧」のみ * #上村松園 #美人画の精華 #山種美術館 #山種コレクションの松園全18点が公開 #美術館 #美術館巡り #日本画 #yamatanemuseumofart #uemurashōen #tokyo #japan #japaneseart #museum #次回の日本画鑑賞は和服で行こう👘 #奈良の松柏美術館もオススメ

・ ・ 上村松園(Uemura Shōen) 「草紙洗小町 」 東京藝術大学大学美術館 ・ #上村松園 #UemuraShōen #art #japaneseart #芸術

¡Ya la tengooooo!!! #uemurashōen

Happy Birthday to these celebs/famous people who shared their birthdays on the same day today (Part 01)!!! Hope you guys have an amazing day!!! All the best!!! 😊💛💜💖🎂🍰🎁💝🎈🎉🎊 #April23 #April23rd #Birthdays #HappyBirthday #Part1 #Part01 #WilliamShakespeare #JamesBuchanan #MaxPlanck #UemuraShōen #UemuraShoen #NgaioMarsh #Pixinguinha #JudyAgnew #ShirleyTemple #Halston #RoyOrbison #LeeMajors #JoyceDeWitt #MichaelMoore #CraigSheffer #ValerieBertinelli #GeorgeLopez #NoFilter

Flower Basket (inspired by a Noh play) by #UemuraShōen, 1915.