we now have startling new evidence
that our understanding of japanese art
has been a bit off, by about 100,000,000 years!
we have always attributed china with being
the progenitor of the japanese style,
but now we see that even they are preceded
by an earlier european style.
we have it all: the darker outlines,
the asymmetrical arrangement,
the blocks of color; we even see what
will later trend to hokusai's manja.
most surprising, though, has to be
the amazing foresight of the artist
in anticipating 'nude descending a staircase.'
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