japonisme

30 June 2007


"The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun, and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music, and the opera of voices pitches a key higher.

Laughter is easier minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word.

The groups change more swiftly, swell with new arrivals, dissolve and form in the same breath;

already there are wanderers, confident girls who weave here and there among the stouter and more stable, become for a sharp, joyous moment the centre of a group, and then, excited with triumph, glide on through the sea-change of faces and voices and color under the constantly changing light."

f scott fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

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9 Comments:

Blogger Virgy said...

Thank you for this blog is very informative!!!

30 June, 2007 15:44  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks virgy--i appreciate your visit

30 June, 2007 18:19  
Blogger G1toons said...

lol, thanks for stopping by my blog and website, yeh that was my goal to make it fun, and so it would be remebered, i 'm glad it made you laugh

30 June, 2007 21:58  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

The composition of BLANCO Y NEGRO is great,and i love the painting of Hokuei Shumbaisai,very dramatical.

04 July, 2007 04:10  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks--yeah, those two were uncharacteristic for japanese prints, don't you think?

04 July, 2007 21:58  
Blogger David Apatoff said...

Lotusgreen, do you know who did that last woodblock print? It is just my taste!

12 July, 2007 14:56  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

hi david--if you mean the bottom japanese print, it's Hokuei Shumbaisai. i try to put the name and sometimes even the date on every image, but you have to either hold your mouse over the image and look at the bottom bar of your screen, or open the image up and read the title to find it.

12 July, 2007 16:46  
Blogger David Apatoff said...

Found it, thanks! Very nice.

18 July, 2007 20:24  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

terrific, david

18 July, 2007 23:02  

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