William Blake – “The Book of Job” (1826)

March 14th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Jobs Sons & Daughters Overwhelmed by Satan

Satan Smiting Job with Boils

The Vision of Eliphaz

Job Rebuked by His Friends

The Lord Answering Job Out of the Whirlwind

The Fall of Satan

When the Morning Stars Sang Together

Job & His Family Restored to Prosperity

“53 Stations of the Tōkaidō as Potted Landscapes” – Utagawa Yoshishige (1848)

January 5th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

The Tokaido is one of a number of roads linking Edo with the rest of Japan. It runs along the Pacific coast to Kyoto. The ’53 stations’ are resting points along the way. In 1832 the artist Utagawa Hiroshige began the first of a number of print series, which depicted the resting points, and these became very popular in Japan (one series becoming apparently the best selling ‘ukiyo-e‘ of all time). The prints in this post are by a different artist, Utagawa Yoshishige, and depict a series of actual potted landscapes (saikei and bonkeimade by a man called Kimura Tōsen. So these prints are based on small sculptures, which were inspired by prints, which were inspired by a walk, made possible by a road. You can see all 53 of the prints and the book here.

Frances Gearhart (1869 – 1959)

January 5th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

 

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