Monday, August 20, 2012

Japonaiserie


Sun and mountaintops
Float on a sea of grey mist...
Morning comes softly...

or in Miss Yves' translation...

Soleil et sommets
flottant sur un gris brumeux
douceur du matin
 

Japonaiserie is the term used by Van Gogh to express the influence of Japanese art (particularly the cheap colour wood-block prints called ukiyo-e prints.)

So when I attempt a haiku and try to make photos that are reminiscent of Japanese prints, I guess I too am guilty of Japonaiserie 

Hunter's moon rises
Over the autumn mountain...
On the slopes, hounds bay.
 
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18 comments:

Ms. A said...

It goes together quite nicely.

Martin said...

I've never heard the term, Japonaiserie, before. But I really like what you've done here.

Terri Buster said...

I've never heard the term either, but I love your photos today!

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful effects!
"japonaiserie" is a French word used by les Goncourt: it was very fashionnable to collect japanese things (furniture, pictures, fans and so on ) d in the 19 Th Century ;
Sometimes they say "japoniaiserie"to criticize this fashion (niaiserie=sillyness)

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Soleil et sommets
flottant sur un gris brumeux
douceur du matin

Brian Miller said...

ha nice...i like that last one a lot....haiku is something i have never really tried...guess i am too wordy...smiles....love the layer of color in that first pic...

Kath said...

Fascinating photo effects.

Jean Baardsen said...

I love these effects! The second and the last are my favorites. And great poems! Brought back memories of Van Gogh's work using Japanese prints, especially "Pere Tanguy." I was googling around and came across a blog post that shows work from a Japanese artist who was making prints of Van Gogh paintings! Here's the link, if you'd like to take a look: http://www.ginacolliasuzuki.com/japanese_prints/2011/11/repaying-the-compliment-van-gogh-and-gihachiro.html

Barbara Rogers said...

Absolutely lovely. THanks, I think of Japanese beauty in so many aspects of life...just as I enjoyed my birthday dinner in a Japanese restaurant (American style) and took pics in the garden (to be posted eventually).

Frances said...

Vicki, you photos and poetry do capture that elusive eastern quality.

Quite beautiful!

Deanna said...

If Japonaiserie is what you produced, then it is a good thing!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

simply beautiful... those pictures are lovely...

JJRod'z

eileen reilly nephin bish said...

As usual...a triumph...a gift for both eyes and mind. Thank you for your eloquence.

Pepper Cory said...

Your view of mountains
Remains a sweet memory
Thank you for yellow

Darla said...

Exquisite words and images. I'm especially drawn to the second image ... really touches me.

R. Burnett Baker said...

Fantastic!! Love love that first photo. So very Asianesque!

susanbellnc said...

What a perfect day to see this. My friend Walter passed away yesterday after a long battle with leukemia. Though it wasn't unexpected, when I got the call today, I was stunned. He and his wife Janell were married for 55 years. Walter was a writer and had been self-publishing tons of work for a while now, saying he didn't know how much time he had and he wanted to get as much of it out there as he could. Among his work were several books of haiku. He loved that form and could invoke such wonderful pictures with those few words. I will never look at a haiku without thinking of Walter.

Victoria said...

Wow...great photo effects, and I love the haiku!

jennyfreckles said...

Wow, you did a great job on these photos, a Japanese feel, certainly.