I’ve been in heaven since the start of the weekend, as I follow as many World Cup games as possible. I had to take my kids to a friend’s birthday party Saturday afternoon, so I just pushed record on the VCR and avoided the news, until I could get home and watch.
This morning’s first game featured
The Japanese team was a model of dedication in their disciplined approach towards securing a win. Unfortunately for
With a few exceptions (Hokusai comes to mind), Asian art history is rife with amazing work that has seen little change in over 2000 years. Everyone knows the stereotypes of a smart and disciplined Asian culture that can overcome any obstacle. But how often do we associate this culture with passion? Is zeal what set apart artists such as Hokusai from their fellow countrymen? Is his “passion”, the reason most people know his name above all other Japanese artists? I look at my own work inspired by the art history of the Far East and I wonder is it passion that allowed me to take on these styles and ultimately create a new approach to painting while still exploring my own culture and home landscape? Is passion ever really over-rated? I think not. Art historians will always love to study and teach stories of Van Gogh, first and foremost for his vehemence. – DN