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  • Girl with Irises, 1967

    Chihiro’s Flowers and Children

    Flowers and children were Chihiro’s favorite motifs. She depicted the innocent minds and bodies of children growing up amid the changing seasons, together with the natural surroundings. From 1963, she favored drawing compositions with a considerable amount of white space, with flowers in the foreground and children in the background. Sometimes she experimented with variations, making the flowers big and children small like fairies. While such a composition creates a sense of perspective that does not exist in reality, it strangely appears very natural. Flowers were depicted not always from the bottom view, but also from the top, left or right. By drawing flowers and children together, Chihiro created a harmonious atmosphere, blending rich and deep emotions.

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