“Flame.” by Uemura Syoen (Japanese 1875-1949) Color painting on silk, H. 190.9 x W. 91.8 cm, (dated 1918) | Tokyo National Museum, Japan |《焔 ほのお》上村松園 (1875-1949 明治8年- 昭和24年) 1 幅, 絹本着色, 縦190.9 x 横91.8 cm 大正7年(1918) | 東京国立博物館 コレクション
Uemura Shōen (1875 - 1949). The true, the good and the beautiful are what the Japanese painter, explored in her "Bijinga” paintings. “Bijinga”, literally “pictures of beautiful women” is a genre in Japanese art, which is generally descended from ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo period. Uemura Shōen was the pseudonym of an important woman artist in Meiji, Taishō and early Shōwa period Japanese painting. Her real name was Uemura Tsune.