head and shoulders of a woman, looking over her PR shoulder; blue, purple, grey and white kimono; purple and white obi with fish pattern

%C2%A9 Torii Kotondo

Fine Weather in Early-summer, May 1936

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Kotondo often portrayed women who appear to be slightly behind the times, whose simple dress and hairstyles and unaffected gestures seem charmingly feminine. Among his works, this frontispiece (kuchi-e) from the May 1936 issue of the magazine Ukiyo-e Kai (Ukiyo-e World) well represents this feminine élan. Dressed in a simple striped kimono in subdued colors, the woman looks over her shoulder toward the viewer, her gaze impassive and peaceful. A glimpse of her red undergarment, accenting her bare neck, conveys a subtle and decorous eroticism.

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    Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Sunday, March 13, 2016
Details
Title
Fine Weather in Early-summer
Artist Life
1900 - 1976
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2002.161.142
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head and shoulders of a woman, looking over her PR shoulder; blue, purple, grey and white kimono; purple and white obi with fish pattern

© Torii Kotondo

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