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17 Oct

Tokyo - Kakemonos inspired by japanese way of life

Publié par Alice Maynard  - Catégories :  #Acrylic painting

Tokyo - Kakemonos inspired by japanese way of life

Tokyo - Kakemonos inspired by japanese life, by Alice Maynard

Tokyo - Kakemonos inspired by japanese life, by Alice Maynard

I created the following diptych after three short trips in Japan (2013,2015 and 2017), fascinated by the original way of life of japanese people, mixing tradition and modernity, and the special funny atmosphere in Tokyo. Japanese heritage and traditions are very well preserved and it is a real pleasure for occidental people (like me) to discover it. In the same time I was also amazed to discover the "kawaii" side of Japan !

Kimono

Tokyo Kimono - Acrylic on canvas, 200*80 cm, 2017
Tokyo Kimono - Acrylic on canvas, 200*80 cm, 2017

Tokyo Kimono - Acrylic on canvas, 200*80 cm, 2017

The first part of my artwork is inspired by a drawing that I have seen in Tokyo Edo Museum, it represents a woman from behind dressed in a kimono. This drawing from a novel about the Tale of Genji has been published between 1830 and 1841. The draping effect of the kimono and the beautiful patterns on clothes is very graphic and beautiful.

Tokyo Kimono, details.
Tokyo Kimono, details.
Tokyo Kimono, details.
Tokyo Kimono, details.
Tokyo Kimono, details.
Tokyo Kimono, details.
Tokyo Kimono, details.
Tokyo Kimono, details.

Tokyo Kimono, details.

Godzilla

Tokyo Godzilla - Acrylic on canvas, 200*80 cm, 2017
Tokyo Godzilla - Acrylic on canvas, 200*80 cm, 2017

Tokyo Godzilla - Acrylic on canvas, 200*80 cm, 2017

The second part is an urban landscape located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. You can see a giant statue of the dangerous japanese monster (and icon) Godzilla appearing over skyscrapers ! 

Tokyo Godzilla, details.
Tokyo Godzilla, details.
Tokyo Godzilla, details.
Tokyo Godzilla, details.
Tokyo Godzilla, details.
Tokyo Godzilla, details.
Tokyo Godzilla, details.
Tokyo Godzilla, details.
Tokyo Godzilla, details.

Tokyo Godzilla, details.

Godzilla in Shinjuku / Drawing in Edo Tokyo Museum
Godzilla in Shinjuku / Drawing in Edo Tokyo Museum
Godzilla in Shinjuku / Drawing in Edo Tokyo Museum

Godzilla in Shinjuku / Drawing in Edo Tokyo Museum

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