Woman Bathing, 1915. By Hashiguchi Goyo, 1880-1921.
Hashiguchi Goyō (Japanese, 1881–1921). Woman in Summer Clothing, 1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936 (JP2432)
Ito Shinsui, The First Series of Modern Beauties: Hand Mirror (Gendai bijinshu dai-isshu: Tekagami), Showa Period, 1931. Color woodblock print, 17 x 11" (43.5 x 28 cm). Scholten Japanese Art Collection, New York, NY.
Yasunari Ikena is a 1965-born Japanese artist. His paintings depict beautiful women, whose expressions and postures suggest a dreamy atmosphere. Ikenaga’s paintings also showcase exquisite textile pattern designs. His subjects are always women of modern times, but at the same time, the Nihonga painting style reflects ancient Japanese traditions, which gives his works a timeless feel. He creates his art by dropping Japanese paints into the canvas that he calls “linen cloth”, with a Menso…