Korean Bench, Pigment on silk, Framed 153.0 × 209.0 cm, Tsuchida Bakusen,1933.

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A woman sits on a bench while another stands next to her. They are painted in suppressed tones with a white color scheme, which is a departure from Korean traditions. The horizontal lines of the bench and the diagonal line extending from the tops of the women’s heads to the mirror create a triangle, and the flowing lines of their clothing complement the shape. The artist’s research on Korean female entertainers crystallizes the sharp images.