Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
For Thomas "the enlightened one"
all my love Dad - Christmas 97
Scenes From the Life of Buddha
Reproduced From Paintings By
Professor In The Imperial Art Institute, Tokyo
The Open Court Publishing Co.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Peony and Canary, Hokusia Katshushika, 1833
The Japanese art of Ukiyo-e (“Pictures of the floating [or sorrowful] world”) developed in the city of Edo (now Tokyo) during the Tokugawa or Edo Period (1600-1868), a relatively peaceful era during which the Tokugawa shoguns ruled Japan and made Edo the seat of power. The Ukiyo-e tradition of woodblock printing and painting continued into the 20th century. This print, made in 1833 or 1834, is part of the series "Small Flowers" by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).
Peony and Canary, Hokusia Katshushika 1833
via UNESCO World Digital Library
Monday, November 9, 2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
To my great surprise, instead of taking me to a secret hideaway, my kidnappers accompany me to my house, lock me in the catoptric room I had reconstructed with such care from the designs of Athanasius Kircher. The mirror walls reflect on my image an infinite number of times. Had I been kidnapped by myself? Had one of my images cast into the world taken my place and relegated me to the role of reflected image? Had I summoned the Prince of Darkness and was he appearing to me in my own likeness?
If on a winter's night a traveler
Translated by William Weaver
(1) Scott Oliver, The Valley, Found chair, glue, wood panel 61.5" x 91.75" x 38.5"
(2) Julia Goodman, Certain is nothing now, junkmail collected from neighborhood, 80" x 72" x 208"
(3) Harriete Estel Berman, grass'gras, recycled pre-printed steel, 9' x 9'
via LINCART, Smart Art - Trash to Treasure Show