These portraits are created by AI and inspired by the Japanese painting, ‘Noh Dance Prelude’. It was painted in 1936 by Uemura Shōen and she is famous for Bijin-ga ('beautiful person picture'). It is one of her representative works. I was touched by how she lived strongly as a painter and also a woman. The techniques are digital but I always focus on the ‘human’. By learning about the historical context and Shōen’s character, I am exploring a humanistic expression.
Sound: Shuta Yasukochi