Art on Tuesday: Fishing on the Sumida River

harunobu02

This ukiyo e was made by Suzuki Harunobu 鈴木 春信 (1725 – 1770). It is from the series Eight Fashionable Views of Edo, today’s Tôkyô. The Japanese girl in the white kimono is fishing with a bamboo stick. The other girl in the black and red kimono with a pine trees pattern is just relaxing. The black wooden box contains a set of utensils for tobacco smoking. In the background there is another Japanese boat and the scenery shows some rice fields.

Art on Tuesday: Wind

harunobu

Suzuki Haranobu 鈴木 春信 (1725-1770) painted this two girls. It is obviously a windy day, as they are protecting their hats from flying away. Funny, as they bend to the  right and left, it looks like the girls are dancing. I like the typical style of Suzuki: he draws people in a special way. Often they are slim, tall and move in a flowing way. Always elegant and stylish.