Description: A romantic mediaeval narrative, set in France ‘The Romance About The Faithful Friendship Of Amis And Amil’ is one of Zeyer’s “restored paintings”. These are stories taken from old literature and retold in a modern way, in a highly embellished fashion, with great emphasis on style and psychological analysis. (Source)
art history meme: 3/5 movements or centuries
The Edo PeriodThe Edo period in Japan lasted from 1615 until 1868, the Meiji Restoration. Japan’s isolationist period during this time led to a revival of the past, and Japan was controlled by the conservative warrior elite, or shogunate, for the next two and a half centuries. Despite its isolation, Japan began to flourish, with limited trade with China and the Netherlands and an emphasis on domestic trading and improved agriculture. Art and literature prospered in major areas like Kyoto and Edo. The famous ukiyo-e prints originate from this time period, the beautiful block prints that later became popular in nineteenth century western Europe. Ukiyo-e means “floating world”, referring to the tilted perspective of many of the works. Some of the most famous artists include Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Katsushika Hokusai (known as one of Japan’s greatest landscape painters, he created the famous Great Wave, bottom picture, as well as his famous Views of Mount Fuji series), Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Hiroshige.
No particular reason for this other than I’ve been drawing lots of insect wings lately.
Ulyana Sergeenko, haute couture for spring/summer 2013
Once the holidays are over, I am going to turn this completely into an art blog. I think I might settle with the name “artsyahri”. I’ve already made a completely new blog for Luxurias for my website.
But I’m also contemplating on making a personal tumblr so I can reblog random crap on there & ya know, complain about my life & do the tumblr thang. I don’t know, we’ll see.