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Flame

Uemura Shoen

  • 「Flame」 Uemura Shoen

These images are based on the high resolution facsimile produced by the Joint-research Project with CPCP. Unauthorized copying, duplication, or transfer of these images is strictly prohibited.

DATA
Artist:
Uemura Shoen
Historical era:
Taisho (20th century)
Material:
printed on silk
Medium:
hanging scroll
Size:
H190.9 × W91.8 cm
[Original]
Current owner:
Tokyo National Museum
Material:
Color on silk
DESCRIPTION

This is the spirit of Lady Rokujo, a character from the novel The Tale of Genji. The former lover of Prince Genji, she went mad with jealousy. Her emotional torment and descent into madness are reflected by the curves of her figure and those of the garment’s pattern, which shows wildly blooming wisteria and spider webs. This work is unusual in the oeuvre of Shoen, who is known mainly for her depictions of beautiful women.-Cited from CPCP

Exhibit information

Exhibit information

Exhibit dates:
September 4, 2021 to November 28, 2021
Place:
Tokyo National Museum Hyokeikan
 
Four seasons Nogizaka46
URL:
https://nogizaka-fourseasons.jp/ (Japanese only)
Address:
110-8712
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo

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