作品名: Woman in a Summer Kimono
日付: Originally in 1920. This reproduction was made probably in 1950s.
"Natsui no Onna" (Woman in a Summer Kimono). Goyo was one of the handful masters who could combine the Western realism and subtle psychological mood with traditional ukiyo-e. Unfortunately, he died after he produced only 14 prints (13 plus 1 published by Watanabe). In this common ukiyo-e motif of a woman in front of a mirror, Tsuru Nakatani (Goyo's favorite model) looks at the viewers silently in her elegant semi-translucent black kimono. The folds and patterns of the kimono follow the body lines creating the three-dimensional illusion but still maintain the large flat colored areas typical of ukiyo-e.