Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Images

Kawanabe Kyosai, Crow on a Snowy Plum Branch, ca. 1880–1910.
Woodcut with mica, 37.6 × 51.6 cm (1413⁄16 × 205⁄16 in.)

The winter storm
Hid in the bamboo grove
And quieted away (Basho)

Hiroshige, Evening Squall

Chilling autumn rains
curtain Mt. Fuji, then make it
more beautiful to see
(Basho)

Both images are from the current show at the Legion in SF (closes mid-January 2011).

1 comment:

A Cuban In London said...

I loved that second image, top to bottom. It is so vivid. I can almost feel the rain on my skin.

Merry Christmas (belatedly, I know) and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Greetings from London.