japonisme: flowers every spring

04 April 2007

flowers every spring

isn't this just amazing? it's from the met's coverage of the Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi to Dali exhibition.

"The first comprehensive survey of its type ever mounted in America, this exhibition explores the diverse and innovative work of Barcelona's artists, architects, and designers in the years between the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1888 and the imposition of the Fascist regime of Francisco Franco in 1939."

and thanks to lazyrobots for the link.

i also want to introduce y'all to someone whose work has been part of my life for more than 30 years, because he is such a fixture here in berkeley. david lance goines has been making posters for longer than that, and many of them, for a local bike shop, or a restaurant, or the public library, hang on walls all over town.

yes, i know that he's known nationally now, but still, most of his posters are for places around here. i post this one here, now, because of the similarity of the flowers here and at the top of the "sofa-display case" (made by Gaspar Homar and Josep Pey), and i see clearly in both gifts from japan, gifts that once given never stop.

and then this is from around 1800 (nakamura hochu), before the japanese had ever heard of us. personally, though i'm horrified by the methods, i'm grateful that they finally did.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love your postings!! Great blog!

04 April, 2007 21:46  
Blogger Antoni said...

great work! saving lost, beauty world. i`m waiting for your posts, best!

04 April, 2007 22:58  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

hi alina and antoni! welcome, and i'm so glad to hear from you!

>>saving lost, beauty world.

yes! i think that way too, sometimes

05 April, 2007 19:36  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

That poster is so familiar now that you mention it.

05 April, 2007 22:36  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

i like this article!
It seems you are intresting in Art Deco and Art Nouveau?

06 April, 2007 10:08  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

ph--yeah--and that's not even the most common one.

hp--not always, no, i don't think so. what made you ask?

08 April, 2007 13:25  

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