Jade- Asian Art

In Asian art, jade is considered to be the most powerful and mystical material. Particularly in China, jade is associated with imperial authority, heaven and immortality. The Chinese have a saying: ‘One can put a price on gold, but Jade is priceless.’ Some of the finest pieces of jade out price diamonds and are desired all over the world.

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From https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/02.18.684/

 

Sources

Book “The Arts Of Asia Materials Techniques Styles,” Meher McArthur

Website http://www.suiseki.com/collecting/photos2.html

Website https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/02.18.684/

Odilon Redon

“The sense of mystery is a matter of being all the time amid the equivocal, in double and triple aspects, and hints of aspects (images within images), forms which are coming to birth, or which will come to birth according to the state of mind of the observer.”

-Odilon Redon, Notes to Himself

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Odilon Redon The Grinning Spider 1881 via Galleryintell.com 

The place we go to find ourselves is often the place we fear the most. We procrastinate and put that place where we dwell on hold for when life gets easier and when things feel more comfortable. The only thing is we as humans hide pieces ourselves in the most uncomfortable places.

 

 

 

 

Pierre Puvis De Chavannes

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Pierre Puvis De Chavannes -The Prodigal Son via Artsy.net

 

“I have a weakness I scarcely dare to avow. [It] consists in preferring rather mournful aspects to all others, low skies, solitary plains, discreet in hue, where each tuft of grass plays it’s little tune to the indolent breath of the wind of midday… I wait impatiently for the bad weather to come, and I am already negotiating with a seller of umbrellas. I assure you that bad weather has more life than good.”

-Pierre Puvis De Chavannes

Art lives everywhere. I don’t think that we have to wait for rainy days to make art however, I think that it’s finding art in rainy days that is just as important as finding art in the joyous days.