japonisme: wave

11 July 2007

wave




in finding the ability to simplify
we begin to learn to
understand essentials.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Hi Lotusgreen,
I am returning to blogging after an interlude that was too long and undesired. Paradise was still waiting for me here.

11 July, 2007 23:43  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

i'm so glad you're back, and thank you.

12 July, 2007 08:35  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Further proof that ' less is more'

In art college , I recall my drawing teacher saying 'look more , draw less '

13 July, 2007 07:55  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

oh that's really nice

13 July, 2007 17:09  
Blogger Michael said...

I try to din this principle into the heads of my students. Some get it. Some don't. The ones who get it progress a lot faster. :)
I learned from a Japanese landscaper to cram the new garden with potted plants, and then take them away, one by one, until the design would fall apart if we removed one more plant.
The resulting delicious tension between the remaining few plants made the garden crackle with energy.

14 July, 2007 08:29  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

i am very surprised that Vallotton handling the performance of the sun, He use afterimage as the mode of expression,really very special!

15 July, 2007 07:32  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

michael--that's a great method. interesting.


hp: also, so interesting! i never thought of it that way!

15 July, 2007 11:22  

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