Ichiro Tsuruta -The Heroine J --- Ichiro Tsuruta's figurative art lithographs and silk screens are a wonderful mixture of Art Deco and Japanese Bijinga (Beautiful Woman) in the tradition of the printmakers Utamaro and Goyo.
From Portraits of Women by Ikenaga Yasunari. These are really awesome works by a modern Japanese painter. I love the echo of traditionalism with a more modern naturalism/realism. The colors are very true to the historic paintings - as is the beautifully detailed pattern-work. The compositions reflect the beautiful simplicity of the traditional portraiture.