Uemura Shôen (上村松園) painted this young lady. It is an early summer scene. She is holding a round fan, observing and maybe trying to catch a firefly. The title of this picture is “An evening in early summer” (初夏の夕). She wears a light green kimono with a blue obi, look at the emblem-like cranes. The crane 鶴 (tsuru) is a symbol for longevity and good luck.
This charming picture was painted by the female Japanese artist Uemura Shôen 上村 松園 (1875 – 1949) with watercolor on silk in 1914/15. Two girls are dancing. They are both wearing a kimono in spring colors, light green and yellow, and an elegant hairstyle. The sleeves of the front girl are showing cherry blossoms. She wears traditional white tabi socks and lacquer wooden shoes. She is holding a golden fan in her hand. This is a joyful scene of the upcoming spring. Hopefully soon.
This ukiyo-e was painted by the female artist Uemura Shôen 上村松園 in her typical style of painting mainly beautiful women (bijin-ga). It is very balanced. The woman wears a splendid headgear with an elegant kimono, richly decorated with flowers. In the background are branches with maple leaves. I am not sure about the title: in Japanese it is 清韻, which sounds like a name. Does anyone know it?
This ukiyo-e by Komura Settai 小村雪岱 (1887 – 1940) painted in 1935 is very similar to the picture of Uemura Shôen上村 松園 (1875-1949) with the title Waiting for the Moon to Rise. Both painter have chosen a similar perspective. A mild summer night.
This picture was made by the female painter Uemura Shôen 上村 松園 (1875-1949).
I adore her use of pastel colors and the soft transitions on the woman’s kimono on the left side. I very much like the transparent headgear of the right woman. Both women are very gentle and elegant. On the ground you see momiji – maple leafs. This picture was also made into a Japanese stamp picture on the occasion of the Japan-Austria year in 2009.
A picture made by Uemura Shôen 上村松園 (1875 – 1949), a female artist who painted mainly beautiful women, the so-called bijin-ga are her specialty.
This beauty is hurrying somewhere from or to a festivity with here amazing blue dress. Shimmering semi-transparent silk I guess, with a light green obi decorated with dandelion flakes, contrasted by the red of her underwear and her slippers. Her head-gear looks elegant and elaborate.
This picture was painted by the female Japanese artist Uemura Shôen 上村 松園 (1875-1949). She was very famous for her bijin-ga, pictures of beautiful women. The ukiyo-e shows a female dancer in a light summer kimono with large cherry blossoms in green and white. She wears an obi in contrasting deep blue with a leave pattern and a very interesting hat, which shows her elaborate hairstyle from the back. She is swinging in her dancing movements. She is in a very good mood!