Category Archives: Aesthetic Movement

Telegraph Poles and Marcel Duchamp, Yoshimori and Puvis de Chavannes

The enigmatic picture above by the Japanese artist Yoshimori, is something of a favourite. It belongs to a long series of prints by various artists celebrating the many post stations along the long Tokaido Highway that connects the administrative capital … Continue reading

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Yeats, Pound, T S Eliot and Japanese Theatre

The first performance of At The Hawk’s Well was on 2nd April in the drawing room of Cunard’s Mayfair house. The work was performed in part by the Japanese dancer Michio Ito Continue reading

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Hong-Kong Garden… Getting It Wrong

I visited the English National Trust house at Kingston Lacy recently… which is on the whole, unreservedly magnificent. The one attraction that falls short of the mark is the Japanese Garden. The garden was fully restored by the National Trust … Continue reading

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