Monthly Archives: July 2015

Luminous Flowers

The 1600’s saw an explosion of still lifes in the Netherlands. Their ships were returning with cargo from the far East, India, China, Japan. Filled with exotica, porcelain, shells, and plants, these merchant ships not only brought foreign treasures but, … Continue reading

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Side By Side, Color and Shape

When French artists like Manet and  Cezanne first saw Japanese woodblock prints in the mid 1800’s their minds were set ablaze with new ideas. Cutting, inking and printing a woodblock forced artists like Hiroshige and Hokusai to make pictures using … Continue reading

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