Tuesday, 25 May 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.

2 comments:

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

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  2. Or perhaps a more traditional 5-7-5?

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

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