Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Uemura Shoen

This morning I went to a stunning exhibition showing the works of Uemura Shoen. She was a Japanese artist who died in 1949 and her works were inspired by "Bijinga" drawings which are portraits that show beautiful women in a realistic, yet refined style. She decided to take this style a step further and work the sketches up into beautifully intricate paintings and apparently her work has no equal in this class of artwork. Her style is actually very modern and her paintings are heaven for anyone interested in printed fabrics and surface pattern. Each painting uses beautiful colours and patterns, paired with an ethereal style of painting.

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