Sunday, April 29, 2007

Princess Haiku Visits Exquisite Chrysanthemum at Japonisme


One of the most interesting blogs that I visit is Japonisme. The latest entry on this visually gorgeous and intellectual space, is, "Mums the Word" If you love rare chrysanthemum flowers the way that I do you won't miss this. Chrysanthemums have inspired many of my haiku and other poems.

Japonisme regularly features "lost painters" or artists that have not been acknowledged for their contributions to the development of Western art. As I am not an expert on this field I will leave it to Japonisme to clarify exactly what is and has been the influence of Japanese arts on those of the West.

More information is available via Wikipedia. If you read this page carefully you will see that Japonisme is one of the few external links cited. Kudos to the independent scholarship and aesthetic charm of this blog.

17 comments:

lotusgreen said...

i love that book you have pictured. i guess others share our attractiion to them, because now i know of at least three whole japanese "books" (or portfolios or manga or whatever) of them

thank you for your kindness and enthusiasm!

xx

Princess Haiku said...

Lotusgreen,
It is my pleasure.

Marie said...

It's always great to hear from you.
As you may have known, we are celebrating our golden week this week - a week long of national holidays, thus I have some time to visit my blogging friends and maybe I will be able to add a new entry to my space.
Hugs, Marie

lotusgreen said...

here's some chrysanthemum pillows!

Naomi said...

Great post.

Are you interested in playing tag? Hope so! If you're interested in art. You'll enjoy this, as it involves the art of Jackson Pollock. I'd like to officially tag you! If you go to
http://diaryfromengland.blogspot.com/2007/04/naomis-been-tagged.html

it gives all the details of what to do. Hope you'll play along!

Zazie said...

Princess Haiku,

you're always too kind!

I truly owe you many thanks!

Gypsy Purple said...

Great post...thanks!!!

Princess Haiku said...

Marie, It's always so nice to hear from you and I will look forward to a new entry from you.

Gypsy Purple- Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog; plan a long visit to your space soon.

Zazie, I have an intuition that your writing will take off.

Have a migraine tonight and retiring for the evening with one of lotusgreen's pillow.

She Who Flies said...

Happy May Day Princess Haiku!

vanishingword said...

You have such lovely photos...

Marion said...

Thank you for "Japonisme"! What a lovely site.

I love the chrysanthemums, as well. There is something magical about the big spider flowers!

Obsidian Kitten said...

oh, breathtaking. the photo reminds me of an illuminated manuscript... but, with all a-blossom with mums!

so...are blogs the 21st-C version of illuminated manuscripts?

Bob Dylan said...

very attractive book, like Obsidian says it reminds one of an illuminated manuscript.

jafabrit said...

what a beautiful book of flowers and thanks for the link.

Princess Haiku said...

obsidian kitten, I think they are :)

S. Camille Crawford said...

Wow! Japonisme got added to my blogroll instantly! Thank you Princess Haiku.

Camille

Jackie said...

Thanks for the link. The art there is wonderful.

Sorry to hear you get migraines. Not nice at all.