"Beautiful Visages – Featuring the Important Cultural Property 'Female passing through a reed portiere'" Exhibition

Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)

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This exhibit marks the first public display of the Important Cultural Property "Female passing through a reed portiere" since restoration work on it was completed. As a predecessor to the many paintings of beautiful women that appeared during the Edo period, this work is a valuable example from a transitional period that led to a new representation of feminine beauty focused on a single standing figure. With this work as its centerpiece, this show presents a selection of paintings in which women are depicted, such as Jasoku's “Reishojo (female wizard with flower basket)” and Kano Sotoku's “Yang Guifei playing chess.” It shines a spotlight on the idea of feminine beauty and how it is expressed and represented in the various works. Joining these selections from the Hara Rokuro Collection of traditional East Asian art is one contemporary piece from the Hara Museum Collection that takes as its subject a woman of the present age. We invite you to enjoy the different expressions of women as they engage in a dialog that transcends time and place.

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From 2011-09-17 To 2011-10-26

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