March 22, 2014
Cornelis Botke(American, 1887-1954)
Foam and Cypress Point Lobos    1930
Etching on wove paper

Cornelis Botke(American, 1887-1954)

Foam and Cypress Point Lobos    1930

Etching on wove paper

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March 22, 2014
Cornelis Botke(American, 1887-1954)
Point Lobos    1930
Graphite and gouache on tan wove paper

Cornelis Botke(American, 1887-1954)

Point Lobos    1930

Graphite and gouache on tan wove paper

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Filed under: Cornelis Botke art 
March 22, 2014

i12bent:

Continuing our marking of the biggest musical birthday of them all: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mar. 21, 1685 - 1750!

Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suite No.2 in A Minor, BWV 807: I. Prélude - from English Suites, BWV 806-811, 1977

Glenn Gould - piano

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March 22, 2014

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arpeggia:

Masahisa Fukase - The Solitude of Ravens, 1970s-1980s

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"Masahisa Fukase was born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1934. In 1952 he enrolled in the Photography Department of Nihon University in Tokyo. After graduation in 1956 he was hired at Dai-Ichi Advertising Company, where he began working as a commercial photographer while he pursued his artistic career. Two solo exhibitions followed in quick succession. 1974 marked several important events in Fukase’s life. He established a photography school called The Workshop with his colleagues Shomei Tomatsu, Eiko Hosoe, Noriaki Yokosuka, Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki. The same year, his work was included in the exhibition New Japanese Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, curated by John Szarkowski and Shoji Yamagishi. Despite these professional accomplishments, his unstable marriage of the past ten years had begun to dissolve; he returned to his birthplace of Hokkaido seeking solace. At this time, Fukase began to photograph the black birds that would become emblematic of his finest work. Sadly, on June 20, 1992 a severe accident prematurely ended Fukase’s artistic career. Although he was among a generation of young Japanese artists struggling with the constraints of their society, Fukase strayed from the cultural concerns and nihilistic expressionism of his colleagues, focusing instead on a deeply personal meditation on human existence. The somber beauty of his raven photographs reflect his lonely, troubled life and reveal his appreciation of the defiant isolation of these creatures.” [Robert Mann Gallery]

Image source: Robert Mann Gallery, Photo Tractatus

March 19, 2014
Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)
Ivory carvers    1907

Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)

Ivory carvers    1907

March 19, 2014
Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)
Cherry blossoms in Shiba Park, Tokyo   1907

Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)

Cherry blossoms in Shiba Park, Tokyo   1907

March 19, 2014
Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)
Mount Fuji and the Shira-ito Waterfall    1907 

Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)

Mount Fuji and the Shira-ito Waterfall    1907 

March 19, 2014
Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)
Hozu Gawa River 1907
"A glen on the Hozu Gawa [River] Japan ‘All up the craggy cliffs that towered to heaven, green wav’d the murmuring pines on every side’"

Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)

Hozu Gawa River 1907

"A glen on the Hozu Gawa [River] Japan ‘All up the craggy cliffs that towered to heaven, green wav’d the murmuring pines on every side’"

March 19, 2014
Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)
Mount Fuji through the pines of Lake Motosu  1907

Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)

Mount Fuji through the pines of Lake Motosu  1907

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March 19, 2014
Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)
Lanterns at Sumiyoshi Temple, Osaka, Japan   1904

Herbert Ponting(British, 1870-1935)

Lanterns at Sumiyoshi Temple, Osaka, Japan   1904

March 18, 2014
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March 18, 2014
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