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This print reproduction of the Italian watercolor artist Umberto Brunelleschi's (1879-1949) The Fisherman captures the essense, sensitivity, and harmony of the Japanese spirt that no tsunami will ever wash away.
Il colore Ÿ magnifico/1
Les couleur c'est superbe!
ザ -'-色 is 堂堂!
I found the framed piece years ago in a second hand store. It was put out by a company, Buzza Co. Craftacres Minnesota, that went out of business in 1942, and I know this is a stupid thing to say, but maybe Japanese Art was not very popular that year, since we were at war with our now friends.
I had to tilt the framed glass, so my camera flash would reflect away, simple physics of misdirected energy patterns, same principles of tsunamis and earthquakes, not to mention radiated light traveling at warp speed.
The supple fish, supple rod, Japanese, a supple people.
ザ 曲-'-"い fish , 曲-'-"い 棹 , 邦人 , - ト 曲-'-"い -".
Brunelleschi attended the Academy of Fine Art in Florence, and in 1900, moved to Paris. His illustrated books include Voltaire (Candide, 1933), Goethe, and Diderot. He worked for Le Rire as a caricaturist, and contributed to the Gazette du Bon Ton, as well as designing set and costume for the Folies Bergere, Casino de Paris, Theatre du Chatelet and theaters in New York and Germany
Lungo vivo Giappone!
Long live Japan!
末長く ライヴ ----本!
Conceived on west coast, born on east coast, returned to northwest spawning grounds. Never far from water.