Woman Relaxing after Her Bath

Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper | 37.1cm | 1790s

Kitagawa Utamaro

Utamaro was the first artist to use okubi-e, the large-head portrait, to depict women. This format allows him to focus solely on the facial features critical in conveying a woman's emotions, while the elimination of the background removes all narrati...
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