BIJINGA (美人画) is a generic term for pictures of beautiful women in Japanese art, especially in woodblock printing of the ukiyo-e genre, which predate photography. The term can also be used for modern media, provided they conform to a somewhat classic representation of a woman, usually depicted wearing a kimono.
Nearly all ukiyo-e artists, including Hokusai and Hiroshige, produced BIJINGA, it being one of the central themes of the genre. However, a few, including Utamaro, Suzuki Harunobu, Toyohara Chikanobu, and Torii Kiyonaga are widely regarded as the greatest innovators and masters of the form.
Bob Kessel has created a new art series titled, “BIJINGA” based on the Ukiyo-e genre wood block prints.
The pictures are available as limited edition original fine art prints, signed and numbered by the artist.
Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.
BIJIN UMBRELLA SNOW by Bob Kessel
BIJIN EYES by Bob Kessel
BIJIN SLEEVE by Bob Kessel
BIJIN NET by Bob Kessel
BIJIN CURTAIN by Bob Kessel
BIJIN HAIR by Bob Kessel