japonisme: learned depth

18 May 2007

learned depth

is said that the stress in japanese prints to a diagonal layout comes from what the eyes had learned to do when viewing a scroll being unrolled.

it is said that the length of one arm at a time, as well as the universe created by shape.

it is said that the en- tire wes- tern cul- ture was shocked and confused by the venture off the beaten path contained within the frame.

(some people will be shocked and confused by just about anything.)

it has fur- ther been said that learn- ing a me- thod of illustrating distance beyond the use of perspective was illuminating to the western artists.

and that the combining of the two was so effective that some grew dizzy and faint. i find myself wondering about any reasons psychological, or philosophical.

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