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May 05, 2008

Floating World


Floating World , originally uploaded by Lindsay Beyerstein.

Children playing in an inflatable castle at the Court Street Fair in Brooklyn, NY.

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Fabulous photograph, though it has nothing to do with the Japanese Ukiyo-e "floating world" school of art. Or maybe it kind of does, in its dreamy way.

Thanks, cfrost. I'm glad the Ukiyo-e reference came through.

I went to see an amazing Japanese print show at the Brooklyn Museum last month. I liked how the printmakers developed a language of simple visual cues convey depth-of-field without sacrificing the flat, graphic look.

developed a language of simple visual cues convey depth-of-field without sacrificing the flat, graphic look.

I've got a couple of Japanese wood block Ukiyo-e prints of crows my grandparents got in the fifties as part of a real estate deal. I've got the prints for winter (crow on snowy branch) and spring (crow on blooming apple blossom branch). Someone, somewhere has the summer and fall prints that complete the set. I've seen them all of my life and I've never looked at them with what you just pointed out in mind. Thanks.

Nice.

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