japonisme: japonisme in the land of the pueblo (etc.) IV

14 March 2008

japonisme in the land of the pueblo (etc.) IV

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(cont.)
at first i figured it probably was more evidence that the american indians were descended from travellers from asia. well, the dna does uphold this evidence, but does that explain the art?

this migration was something like 50000 years ago 1; does that explain in any way the relationship between this fritz scholder, whose grandmother was luiseno, but who considered himself an american from missouri, from around 1979, and the utagawa toyokuni from about 1779. and anyway, those migrations covered most of the planet, but there is no other culture whose art so resembles one the other.

i also wondered abut the idea of 'primative cultures' creating similar arts. well, as tonto would have said, 'who you calling primitive, white woman?'

what i was to learn was, as my old friend artie rausch used to say, 'neither that simple nor that complex.'

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3 Comments:

Blogger billoo said...

Hello. I came here via antonia.
You have a wonderful site.
Thought you might like these:

http://www.frithjof-schuon.com/paintings.htm

15 March, 2008 03:12  
Anonymous mella said...

I've just found your blog. It's very interesting!

15 March, 2008 04:33  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

welcome billoo--thanks for the link--there's some beautiful stuff there. and thanks also for the kind words.

and welcome too mella! thanks!

15 March, 2008 08:41  

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