Art Quote of the Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Netsuke: Big Things in Small Packages

I fell in love with netsuke at the Victoria & Albert musuem's Japan section. The Contemporary Netsuke Society has lots of links to interesting netsuke artists.

This one is a depiction of an aging Kirin, the mythical beast that is the Japanese answer to a unicorn.

Speaking of unicorns ... hope to upload shots soon from last month's trip to the Musee National du Moyen Age in Paris ...