This artwork is the first part of the series â€žFaces of Diversity'. This work concentrates on the beauty, the diversity and the uniqueness of cultures instead of spotting (only) the negative sides.
The first country is Japan. This country has a fascinating and multifaceted culture. It has got very deep traditions dating back thousands of years. It is a society in a continual state of rapid change, with continually shifting fashions and technological development that constantly pushes back the boundaries of the possible. This is part of what makes it such a fascinating country! One might think that Japan's population is very homogenous, however, it is more diverse than one would think at the first glance. The largest ethnic groups represented are in fact originally from Korea, China, Brazil and the Philippines. Since the 1970s there has been a steady inflow of Brazilians of Japanese descent. Traditionally, the Japanese place great importance on the concept of 'wa', or group harmony. The value of the common greater good is more important than valuing one's own needs. This principle is applied in schools, as well as social groups and, later in life, the workplace. The interesting and mysterious world of geishas with the distinctive white face, red lips and elaborately decorated hairstyle of the Geisha is an enduring image of Japan.
Traditional Japanese clothing distinguishes Japan from all other countries around the world. The Japanese word kimono means 'something one wears 'The kimono of a woman who is married (tomesode) differs from the kimono of a woman who is not married (furisode). The tomesode sets itself apart because the patterns do not go above the waistline. The style of kimono also changes with the season, in spring kimonos are vibrantly colored with springtime flowers embroidered on them. In the fall, kimono colors are not as bright, with fall patterns.
This artwork comes framed and ready to hang.
About the artist: MÃ¡ria Haraszti:
MÃ¡ria Haraszti was born in Budapest, Hungary. Since her childhood, painting and drawing have been her greatest passions. Her works have been selected and featured in several art competition across various countries in Europe. She has already held several solo exhibitions such as at the MontÃ¡zs Art Cafe in Budapest and in Hotel Grauer Wolf in Erlangen (Germany) or at the Corvinus University of Budapest and she possesses several award winning paintings. Her favourite medium is watercolor, she loves its dreamy texture and the endless possibilities one can create with it. Being a self-taught artist, she loves to experiment and create powerful images coupled with abstract color and detail. Beside of watercolor paintings, she regularly creates acrylic paintings on canvas and alcohol ink artworks on canvas and photopaper. Her goal is to create art that plays on people's emotions and triggers thoughts or makes people feel happy and comfortable when looking at them in their homes.
Provenance / History of This Item:
This artwork has been exhibited at the Corvinus University of Budapest and at the Montazs Art Cafe in Budapest (Hungary), both solo exhibitions of the artist, MÃ¡ria Haraszti.
Image/object size (inches):
11.61 (height) 9.65 (width) 0.08 (depth)
Overall size (inches):
18.5 (height) 16.14 (width) 0.39 (depth)
The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.