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Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Perfection Of Snow


No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place. ZEN SAYING



George said...

Love this post, Robert, because it resonates on several levels. I like the paintings, especially the Franz Marc. Marc's paintings are also favorites of Margaret, who studied in Munich, and who is especially fond of Der Blaue Reiter group. As to Hokusai, he was a favorite of Henry Miller.

For what it's worth, one of Marc's "Blue Rider" paintings — I think it's "The Tower of Blue Riders" — is featured on the cover of Mary Oliver's new collection, "Blue Horses."

The Solitary Walker said...

That's interesting, George. I, too, love Japanese art and German Expressionism. The latter I studied as a student (Expressionist poetry and painting) and it's a fascinating subject. I'd forgotten Hokusai was a favourite of Miller's.

Ruth said...

I love Hokusai, and I wasn't familiar with Marc. How lovely.

The Weaver of Grass said...

The thing about snow is that usually it disappears before it has time to be other than perfect. (unless of course one lives above the arctic circle).

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks for your comments, Ruth and Pat!