Art on Tuesday: Dressing the Hair

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Here is a beautiful painting from Itô Shinsui (1898-1972), who is a very talented ukiyo-e artist. This one is called Dressing the Hair and it is of unknown date of origin. I like the pattern of the kimono and the color combination. First thing you notice is of course the spotlight on the face and décolleté. Playing with light and shadow makes it all the more an interesting painting.

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