Friday, June 17, 2011

Masterpieces Show

Our newest show at Bowers Museum, titled Japanese Masterpieces From The Price Collection, opens this Saturday, June 18th.  You have until July 17th to see these gorgeous paintings, so don't miss it!

Beauty with Puppy
Yamaguchi Soken (1759-1818)
Edo period, 18th-19th century
Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk

This painting depicts a beautiful young woman fanning herself on the way out to enjoy the cool breeze of a Japanese summer night. Notice the wild geese and grass on her delicate fan.  The lightness of her summer kimono and her red undergarments add a seductive mood to the painting, and the little puppy pulling at her sleeve adds a playful touch as well.