japonisme: kids

10 August 2007


some half- formed thoughts on children, and women, and both of them in life, and both of them in art, etc.

i've been look- ing at these ima- ges, trying to find images from before 1850, thinking about how women and children are pictured.

it seems that until that date, both were formal, in western images, but in japanese images, children seemed more like children.

this one is from 1850, in case you need a reminder.

i have no conclusions at this point...

wondered about whether or not women and children were being seen as property in the west, but couldn't quite get my mind to fit around a concept of women being more 'equal' in japan....

so can you prove me wrong? have you got any guesses? any answers?

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hi, and thanks so much for stopping by. i spend all too much time thinking my own thoughts about this stuff, so please tell me yours. i thrive on the exchange!

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