“Timeless” can refer to something that is not restricted to a particular time period or age. It also describes things that are enduring, ageless, and unaffected by time. This exhibition looks at the Japanese genre called bijinga, or pictures of female beauties, from both vantage points, using prints from the last three decades of the 18th century through modern times. On one hand it allows one to compare which aspects artists from different periods seized upon as markers of feminine grace and attractiveness. On the other, it includes prints that have been damaged over time but still retain appreciable elements of beauty.
Expert-led tours of Timeless Beauty are available.