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Beauty

What corrupts
corrupts
the heart
and the mind.
Ugliness

must be replaced.
What creation?
You discover,
just ask Plato.
Beauty

is democratizing.
The breakfast
of champions.

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Art on Tuesday: Monkey Bridge

This is a woodblock print of the Monkey Bridge 猿槁 in the Kai Province 甲斐國 made by Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重 (1797-1858) in 1841/42. The old bridge is located in the Yamanashi Prefecture and was rebuilt in 1984. 10 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Jumping Down Kiyomizu-dera

This girl is jumping down from the veranda of  Kiyomizu-dera, the temple of pure water, located in Kyôto. If she survives, her wish will be granted. 58 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Rain

What looks like a very modern Japanese woodblock print was made by Utagawa Toyokuni II ‪歌川豊国 (2代目)‬(1777-1835) in 1830. Night Rain on Oyama is a beautiful landscape ukiyo-e of his series Eight Famous Views of Kanagawa.

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Art on Tuesday: Maple Tree

This picture of a maple tree with little birds 紅葉小禽図 was painted by Itō Jakuchū 伊藤 若冲 (1716-1800). It is a beautiful scene of a Japanese garden in autumn showing the typical orange-red colors of the maple leaves. 34 more words

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Art on Tuesday: Bonfire

Hasegawa Sadanobu I 長谷川貞信 (1809-1879) painted this ukiyo-e ca. 1870/71 named 如意嶽大文字. It is a landscape picture of the Nyoigatake mountain area in Kyôto. The tradition of bonfire is widely known in Japan until today, as seen in pictures… 37 more words

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