Tais Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was the most popular woodblock artist of his day. Customers lined up on the day of publication for his prints of historical characters and beautiful women. His career, which introduced subtle psychological observation to the artistic and representational world of ukiyo-e, straddled the tumultuous late Edo and early Meiji periods. Yoshitoshi was fascinated by the supernatural, and some of his best work concerns ghosts, monsters, and charming animal transmutations. Yoshitoshi´s strange tales presents two series that focus on his depictions of the weird and magical world of the transformed. The first series dates from the beginning and the second from the end of the artist´s abbreviated career, encapsulating his artistic development. One Hundred Tales of Japan and China ( Wakan hyaku monogatari ) of 1865 is based on a game in which people told short scary ghost tales in a darkened room, extinguishing a candle as each tale ended. New Forms of Thirty-six Strange Things ( Shinken sanjurokkaisen ) of 1889-92 illustrates stories from Japan´s rich heritage of legends in more serene and objective ways. The book opens with a study of Japanese ghost prints and analysis of Yoshitoshi´s changing treatments of the genre, and reproduces three rare paintings by the artist. This is Yoshitoshi at his most whimsical and imaginative.
I specialise in creating new mixed media paintings and my passion is depicting Namibian urban and rural settlement images. Depict emotional landscapes of the people living in my community, through the use of found and natural objects in the surroundings around the community in two-dimensional formats. This process involves engaging with the people and the physical space to establish the type of materials that would represent the feeling of the community. In Windhoek, my hometown, I share in the living conditions of my community and specifically express the collective sense of impoverishment by members living in this locations. Natural materials such as grass, sand, stone and sticks in combination with discarded plastic containers, tin cans and carton boxes, shape and form the work. PVA paints that are usually used for painting houses in building constructions are now used to create the emotional sense in the painting and aid in understanding the work emotionally. The miniature houses on a small scale are in direct correlation to the actual Shanty houses typical of the area and indicative of the living standards of the community.
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