The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The Art of Ogata Gekko

A friend send me this link to a website dedicated to Ogata Gekko (1859 - 1920), one of the first Japanese artists to be recognized internationally. The site is almost overwhelming in the examples of his handiwork.

The painting that accompanies this post is an example of his art.


Zacky Chan said...

Wow, very cool artwork. I've never heard of this guy before.

Rick said...

Yes, beautiful stuff.

By the way, Zacky's blog, Gaijin Explorer, makes for a very interesting read. Please pay a visit.