Tuesday, May 25, 2010

“In the mountain depths…” - Hokusai

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    A print from Hokusai’s ‘100 Poems’ series demonstrates a brilliant and fully meaningful use of diagonal composition.
    In an idealised Japanese landscape, Hokusai’s joyful sense of life transforms a poem about “the sadness of loneliness and of autumn signals of approaching death” into its opposite.. Story here, bottom of page..  Clue at top left of print.

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2 Comments:

Blogger ZenTiger said...

Such vividness inspires
even as leaves fall
and winters cold cleanses all

5/25/2010 09:14:00 am  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Or perhaps a more traditional 5-7-5?

Bring in the harvest!
While the forest king looks on
Red and gold turn white

5/25/2010 09:38:00 pm  

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