Flame by Uemura Shoen
The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces
11m 43s

Broadcast on October 11, 2018
Available until March 31, 2029

A woman clad in a white kimono emerges from a twilit background. She is beautiful, but her eyes seem lifeless and something sends a chill down the spine. Uemura Shoen, a female painter, produced Flame (Honoo) in 1918. It stands out as an unusual work in her oeuvre of pure, brightly-colored paintings of women.