two young women in profile from PL, with their hair in long ponytails, bending forward at the waist to pick flowers; woman in foreground wears white kimono with lowers and birds; woman in background wears pink floral kimono; rolling hills in background

Spring, 1915

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Harkening back to Japan’s classical past, the artist Yamamura Kōka depicted two court women on a springtime outing to gather flowers. However, the scale of the figures, and the bold compositional effect of their repetitive forms is distinctly modern. This painting was shown at the ninth Bunten in 1915. Kōka then took a twenty-year break from these government-sponsored exhibitions until a last entry in 1936. Of the six paintings selected for government-sponsored exhibitions, this is the only work whose whereabouts is presently known.

Exhibitions
  • Seven Masters

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Sunday, March 13, 2016
Details
Title
Spring
Artist Life
1886 - 1942
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.34
Catalogue Raisonne
Marks, Seven Masters, 2015, fig. 1, p. 66.
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two young women in profile from PL, with their hair in long ponytails, bending forward at the waist to pick flowers; woman in foreground wears white kimono with lowers and birds; woman in background wears pink floral kimono; rolling hills in background