Lost Arts studio

A lot of the fiber arts I enjoy are things like tatting, netmaking, chair caning, and even weaving, where people will come up to me when I demonstrate and solemnly tell me, "That's a lost art."

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21 November 2008

Art

What HelloQuizzy Claims My Taste in Art Says About Me...

Simple, Progressive, and Sensual

25 Ukiyo-e, 21 Islamic, 12 Impressionist, -22 Cubist, -24 Abstract and 12 Renaissance


Ukiyo-e (浮世絵, Ukiyo-e), "pictures of the floating world", is a genre of Japanese paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries. It mostly featured landscapes, historic tales, theatre, and pleasure. Ukiyo is a rather impetuous urban culture that has bloomed in popularity. Although the Japanese were more strict and had many prohibitions it did not affect the rising merchant class and therefore became a floating art form that did not bind itself to the normal ideals of society.


People that chose Ukiyo-e art tend to be more simplistic yet elegant. They don't care much about new style but are comfortable in creating their own. They like the idea of living for the moment and enjoy giving and receiving pleasure. They may be more agreeable than other people and do not like to argue. They do not mind following traditions but are not afraid to move forward to experience other ideas in life. They tend to enjoy nature and the outdoors. They enjoy being popular and like being noticed. They have their own unique style of dress and of presenting themselves. They may also tend to be more business oriented or at the very least interested in money making adventures. They might make good entrepreneurs. They are progressive and adaptable.


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Coming up heavy on the Ukiyo-e style was not a surprise. I own a print of the cat picture in one of this test's galleries. (Hiroshige's Cat in Window.)

The Library of Congress has an online exhibit of Ukiyo-e here. The photo above is Hokusai's Peony and Canary from the Small Flowers series.

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