I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenes—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it means to be happy.” Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), American poet
Tag Archives | Japanese art
Japanese artist Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924) was influenced by both the artistic traditions of his native country as well as Western styles such as Impressionism. His interpretation of lilies is unique, representing the elegant flowers in a natural setting rather than displayed in the more standard vase.
I know little about Nestor Gerans (nationality and dates unknown), except that he lived and worked in the 19th century, while Nakamura Tsune was Japanese, his dates 1887-1924. However, their interpretations of flowers are timeless, each work of art unique in its style and approach to nature.
SNOW, GLORIOUS, SNOW Welcome again to Art Circle! Winter is coming—actually it is almost here in the northern climates and arriving on Monday! Snow has often been a favorite subject of artists throughout art history, including: Japanese masters Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Hasui Kawase (1883-1957); French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926); Americans Childe Hassam […]
During his short life, Japanese artist Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921) created strikingly designed color images, often of women engaged in everyday domestic activities, carrying on the unrivaled woodblock tradition of his country.
Reposted blog. THE ART OF THE KIMONO A GIFT FROM JAPAN A loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume. Kimono, definition, Dictionary.com During his long career versatile Japanese artist Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942) created a variety of subjects, from the elegant woman […]
Reposted blog. 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 was […]
Butterflies have always been a source of creativity for artists through the centuries, whether Japanese master Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943), who adapted Western styles in his art or Dutch Golden Age painter Adriaen Coorte (c. 1665-after 1707) who specialized in still lifes.
Reposted blog. “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 18th and 19th century; the work above is included […]
Here’s another blog that I posted previously spotlighting Hiroshige’s interpretation of the moon. JAPANESE MIDNIGHT MOONRISE OVER THE WATERFALL The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. Carl Sandburg Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the superstars of Japanese art, while American writer Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) won three Pulitzer […]