Tag Archive: Japanese art

Feb 06

Arts Everyday Living: Snowfall in Japan—Walking Toward the Temple Sanctuary

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         SNOWFALL IN JAPAN WALKING TOWARD THE TEMPLE SANCTUARY     ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ You can’t get too much winter in the winter. Robert Frost, Snow   Both the works of Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) have been …

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Jan 19

Arts Everyday Living: The “Floating World” of Japan—A Starry Night

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         “FLOATING WORLD” OF JAPAN A STARRY NIGHT   ____________________ ____________________ Night is a world lit by itself. Antonio Porchia* Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) ranks with Hokusai as a master portrayer of the ukiyo-e or “floating world,” scenes of Japanese everyday life in the …

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Dec 30

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the New Year’s Resolution from Japan—The Spirit of Adventure

Click on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.         THE ART OF THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE   ____________________ ____________________ Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller, Let Us Have Faith Katsushika Hokusai is considered one of the great Japanese masters. For other blogs, click: …

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Dec 14

Arts Everyday Living: The Private World of a Cat–A Portrait on Silk

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         THE PRIVATE WORLD OF A CAT A PORTRAIT ON SILK       ____________________ ____________________ In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you. Michel de Montaigne Japanese master Takeuchi Seiho(1864-1942) often portrayed domestic animals, …

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Nov 06

Arts Everyday Living: A Japanese Journey–On the River, By the Willows

PLEASE CLICK  on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       A JAPANESE JOURNEY ON THE RIVER, BY THE WILLOWS     Here’s a Japanese print for your viewing while I’m away on vacation. ____________________ ____________________ The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.  

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May 14

Arts Everyday Living: Japan’s Hiroshige and the Wildness of the Ocean

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         HIROSHIGE WILD SEA, BREAKING WAVES   The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. Vladimir Nabokov ____________________ ____________________ The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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Jan 10

Arts Everyday Living: This Week at the Museum—The Dog Aristocracy, Greyhound & Borzoi

Please click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.       THIS WEEK AT THE ART MUSEUM THE DOG ARISTOCRATS     The fleet and powerful Borzoi originated in Russia and was used by the Russian aristocracy to pursue and catch wolf, fox, and hare….The Borzoi is one of the largest sighthounds averaging …

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Dec 20

Arts Everyday Living: Holiday Spirit in Art–A Walk by a Buddhist Temple in the Snow

PLEASE CLICK on the work of art to ENLARGE and ENHANCE it.   HOLIDAY SPIRIT IN ART A WALK IN THE SNOW   One kind word can warm 3 winter months. Japanese Proverb ____________________ ____________________ Japanese artist Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) combined the traditional genre scenes of ukiyo-e masters Hiroshige and Hokusai with Western realism as, in …

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Nov 05

Arts Everyday Living: Animals in Art This Week—Three White Mice and a Feather

    THREE WHITE MICE ANIMALS IN ART     Mice are nocturnal, meaning they like to sleep during the day.  This is why pet mice or house mice can be heard foraging during the night.  Most wild mice are timid toward humans and other animals, but they are very social with other mice.  Domestic …

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Sep 05

Arts Everyday Living: The Beauty & the Firefly–Through a Japanese Woman’s Eyes

        THROUGH A JAPANESE WOMAN’S EYES THE BEAUTY & THE FIREFLY   Don’t go, firefly! Even at night Kyoto is noisy. Issa Kobayashi ____________________ ____________________ Shoen Uemura, born in Kyoto in 1875, starred recently in an exhibition on Japanese women artists held at the Yamatane Museum in Tokyo.  During her career, she …

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