"Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists."
In this days in Rome there's an important show sponsored by The Presidency of Italian Republic ... a modern artist of byobu, Tenkei Tachibana ... Fish is curiously a very important symbol both in christian culture and in japanese shintoistic/buddistic one but in an opposite way... it's a metaphor of Christ (in ancient greek the word 'fish' is 'ichthus' an anagram for Iesùs Christòs Theoùs Utèr sotèr - Jesus Christ God's son the saver - ... but it's a single fish, the only fish that count, often dead on a tablecloth, in alternative to the other symbol, the sacrifical lamb, and bread ...in japanese culture fishes are always more than one, usually, and depicted in their own environment ... a naturalistic prospective that recalls to a latent animistic sensibility of pre-buddism japan, and if in couple they remind to 'ying and yang' philosophy: the fishes sometimes are portrayed like they're swimming in circle, an 'head-tail' spiralic swim...I suggest a great describer of this way of feeling, Yasunari Kawabata, a poet and noveller of gentle nature, of the falling leaves ... as we all have seen before in O'Keefe's picture ... PS: Thanks Martha for your visit into my blog. I hope you'll pay a visit some other times, whenever you like!
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