Beauty from Every Angle: Bijinga
While our past exhibition in 2020, “Beauty from Every Angle: Bijinga,” was drawing applause, it was forced to close before the date originally scheduled due to the spread of COVID-19. Now in April 2021, the special exhibition featuring Bijinga, “Beauty from Every Angle: Bijinga” will be on show by the rearranged list of works with new items to our collection. This time, we offer you an opportunity to view all Bijinga works in the Fukuda Collection.
Bijinga is a genre of Japanese art depicting beautiful women from various perspectives; their appearance and attire, shifting feelings and inner beauty are rendered to express thier charm. Since the Meiji era in the late 19th century, it became an established genre of modern Japanese painting, and never cease to attract people even today.
Uemura Shoen (1875-1949), leading Japanese painter in Kyoto, deligently worked for her own expression of Bijinga when women found it difficult to make a career in art. She was awarded the Order of Culture – as the first woman ever – for her unprecedented achievement. This exhibition showcases the whole collection of Shoen, 24 works in total, either in the 1st or 2nd terms.
The exhibition also features the portraits of women in the Ukiyoe of the Edo era (1603-1867), the works by painters who were well known for Bijinga, such as Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878-1972), Ito Shinsui (1878-1972), Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934).
Take this opportunity to fully enjoy the ellegant and enchanting Bijinga from Fukuda Collection in Arashiyama.
|Title||Beauty from Every Angle: Bijinga|
|Dates||April 24 (Sat.) 2021 to July 4 (Sun), 2021
1st Period: April 24th (Sat.) to May 31st (Mon.)
2nd Period: June 2 (Wed.) to July 4th (Sun.) 2021
|Opening hours||10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)|
General / University student: ¥1,300 (¥1,200)
* Prices in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more.
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|Organizers||Fukuda Art Museum, Kyoto Shimbun|