Contemporary - Ikenaga Yasunari, Japanese Mineral Pigment Painting
❤ -Woman Refected. Main detail of a hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, 19th century, Japan by artist Taibu. MFA
Hanagoyomi kichihi sugata / Kunisada 1843～1847
Kunisada Kesa Gozen, calmly accepting her fate and washing her hair prior to cutting it off and awaiting her execution at the hands of her lover. There is a great tenderness in the care, given that it will shortly be thrown away and there is a great deal to admire in the intimacy of the gestures - the squeezing left hand and the comb held in the right and in the inventive drawing of the water and the floating hair. The turbulence of the water in the bowl in fact suggests her own torment.