Friday’s Visual Feast

Dec 6, 2013 5:44PM

"Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and maple leaves; singing songs, drinking wine, diverting ourselves in just floating, floating, refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current; this is what we call the floating world."

–Asai Ryoi in "Ukiyo Monogatari" [Tales from the Floating World]; 1661; in Early Modern Japan by Conrad D. Totman.

See more exquisite artwork in our Japanese Aesthetic Sale on December 17 in South Kensington, London. 

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019