Strong Woman and Child
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, 1925
At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
So as usual, I seem to have posted ahead for a while and then let the updates lapse... sorry about that! This one, like the last few, is from the website of the SAAM in DC. I find it interesting for the 'realism' as well as for the less-warm relationship between mother and child -- they're there together, but not really "there" together. Kuniyoshi moved to America at a young age (according to wikipedia!) where he studied art. If you look up his work you'll find a lot of women circus performers... I may post a few more here soon.