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A study of Sadness Depicted in Bijin-ga

milim Lee 1

1성결대학교

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ABSTRACT

This thesis focuses on Tsunetomi’s intense and impressive painting Double Ssuicide and Shohaku’s A Ppicture of a Bbeauty, A typical example of the succession method of Japanese visual culture and love and betrayal depicted in paintings was examined. The image of pain and sorrow of a woman leading to death due to this was considered. As a result, the prostitute, who plays a traditional sex role required by the Confucian society and men, created a new image of becoming a ghost of death. In general, ukiyoe and School of Maruyama depict women as having idealized beauty, whereas the femininization of Tsunetomi and the beauty of Shohaku discussed in this thesis demonstrate their uniqueness and match the works of Japanese paintings from the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, which are transforming into a new female image with continuity. It can be said that these works refer to the beautification tradition in the beautification genre, where further development of the subject repetition and series is impossible, clearly further showing the differences. In particular, it can be said that the work showed a wealth of possibilities beyond traditional painting techniques in terms of the diversity and expression methods of beautification subjects.

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