The beauty what we find.
The point of view what we seek.
Throughout the 18th and 19th century Japanese Ukiyo-e artists captured impressive everyday scenes of blue skies and waterfronts to create dynamic compositions in their art. Known as “the Blue Period” of Ukiyo-e, the artists replaced Japanese Indigos with Prussian Blue pigments newly imported from Europe by the Dutch. Their artworks soon fascinated the world, comparing the rich painted hues to the natural ultramarine in Vermeer’s paintings. During this period these hues were known as “Hiroshige blue” after the well-known Ukiyo-e master Hiroshige Utagawa.
Ukiyo-e influenced Impressionist and Post Impressionist art (artists Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh), and gave birth to the movement of “Japonism” throughout Europe.
These aesthetics have continued to fascinate through the centuries. What is “beauty” for us? Our eyes continue to seek the body we have, the nature as it is and the beauty of objects made with care for. The mind dwells in the body and beauty continues to alter and emerge in transforming forms.