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Art on Tuesday: Autumn Beauty

Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎 (1760- 1849) painted the Autumn Girl. I like the big blue flowers with their red leaves and slightly green branches on the kimono. 28 more words



It takes a a certain type of individual to accept that as women, we are a variety package. We always have been,  however the world is built upon a certain type of screwed up conservatism which allows female expression to flower on one hand, and then pulls the proverbial threads from out under our feet once we show the contours of our colourful dreams. 459 more words

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Book Review: Japanese Design. Art, Aesthetics & Culture

Patricia J. Graham is a professor and museum curator of Japanese art with a profound educational and practical background and she is the author of many books of Japanese art. 390 more words


Art on Tuesday: Murasaki Shikibu

Murasaki Shikibu 紫 式部 is the author of the Genji monogatari 源氏物語. The first world’s novel and the most famous literary artwork of all time, an outstanding Japanese classic about life at the Heian court (794-1185), she writes psychologically deeply observed stories, witty observations, erotic tales, intertwining it with poetry and it is a joy of a read, even today. 91 more words


Art on Tuesday: The Heroine Ochiyo

This picture shows a Kabuki heroine painted by Kotani Chigusa. I like the moving elegance, the interesting head-gear. The eye brows are painted in light blue. 18 more words


Art on Tuesday: Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves is the title of this ukiyo-e, painted by the Japanese artist Torii Kotondo in 1933. On the kimono you see momiji, maple leaves in orange-red shades, a typical color and motif of autumn in Japan.


Art on Tuesday: Dancer

Today I want to share this picture of this enthusiastic dancer, painted by Kobayakawa Kiyoshi, the same artist of last week’s Art on Tuesday. Very daring moves, absorbed in her dance and totally enjoying. 13 more words