Portrait of a Geisha—in Flowers

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Portrait of a Geisha—in Flowers

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SEARCHING FOR a piece of art to translate into a suitably April-ish arrangement, I found my way to “New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties, 1890s-1930s,” an exhibition of prints, illustrations and photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (through Aug. 20). The piece that best captured the month’s mood: “Rain While the Sun Is Shining,” by Japanese artist Itō Shinsui. To me, this 1917 woodblock print, in which a women gracefully shields herself from a sun shower, conveys the fragile beauty of gardens in early spring,…

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