The Tale Of Kaguya-hime
Susan Maxwell Schmidt
Digital Art - Digital Oil Painting
"The Tale of Kaguya-Hime"
A digital oil painting on canvas depicting the Japanese fairytale moon princess Kaguya-hime, and her yards of colorful silk kimono and long black flowing locks of hair. Kaguya-hime is the heroine in the traditional Japanese tale "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" (also known as "The Tale of Princess Kaguya"), who brings her bamboo-cutter father great riches after he finds her as an infant inside a stalk of bamboo. She grows into a great beauty who is pursued by many suitors who vie for her attention, but she rejects them all to return to the moon. The girl had priorities! My painting is based on a very old painting on a vintage scarf passed down to me by my mother, who owned it for decades and is now extremely threadbare. I wanted to find a way to preserve it because it is very dear to me, so I undertook the painting in 2016 and it took me literally years to complete. My painting is much more colorful, I used vibrant aqua blue, purple, green, periwinkle blue, red, yellow, brown and black in my colorful Asian artwork. Please visit my Asian Art gallery to see more of my Far East artwork.
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July 28th, 2021
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