Beauty from every Angle: Bijinga
Don’t miss “Bijinga” – the paintings of beautiful women, one of the key elements of the Fukuda collection
“Bijinga” is a term for paintings of beautiful women reflecting various viewpoints such as appearance, fashion and heart. Bijinga became a major subject of Japanese painting after Meiji era (1868 – 1912) and attracted many artists. Uemura Shoen (1875-1949), a painter representing Kyoto, established her original Bijinga style and became a pioneer of female painters when women found it difficult to choose artists as professions. She was the first woman who received the Order of Culture. “Beauty from every Angle: Bijinga” exhibition focuses on Shoen’s works in which she pursued her ideal beauty.
In addition, we exhibit Bijinga of many famous Japanese painters such as Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878-1972) and Ito Shinsui (1898-1972). The folding screen describing beautiful women was painted by Konoshima Ohkoku (1877-1938) who recently gained popularity for his fantastic animal paintings, and has been missing for a long time. Please enjoy the techniques of the painters who elaborately describe the costumes, actions, and expression of beautiful women.
“Yuki-onna” – a rare Shoen’s work exhibited in public for the first time
We recently found the original work of “Yuki-onna” (literally snow woman). You might not believe that this is also painted by Shoen, comparing with her other delicate and colorful works. Please enjoy her diverse artworks.
|Title||Beauty from every Angle: Bijinga|
|Dates||January 29 (Wed.) to March 8 (Sun.), 2020|
|Opening hours||10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)|
|Closed||Tuesdays (opens on February 11 as it is a public holiday) and February 12 (Wed.)|
|Entry fee||General / University student: ¥1,300 (¥1,200)
High school student: ¥700 (¥600)
Elementary / Junior high school student: ¥400 (¥300)
Disabled person and up to one helper: ¥700 (¥600)
* Prices in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more.
* Free for preschool children
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Advance Tickets priced down from ¥1,300 to ¥1,200
|Organizers||Fukuda Art Museum; Kyoto Shimbun|