Pentecost Movement, gesture and glance all combine to convey pious prayer and inspiration, even fear or consternation at this remarkable event. A crowded composition adds to the power of expression achieved in this fine, small print
A Mirror of the Ages, Girl with Comb Lovely portrait of a young beauty dressed in an aqua patterned kimono. She concentrates on her coiffure with her open lips revealing tiny, even white teeth. Incredibly fine detail in the delicate hairline and soft pink shading around the eyes. The inset above shows A traveler being treated for an ailment while his small companion looks on. A gorgeous Chikanobu image.
A Mirror of the Ages Lovely portrait of a smiling young beauty dressed in a blue and white patterned kimono. She looks over her shoulder with an expression of delight, her open lips revealing tiny, even white teeth. Her hair is arranged with a pouf above the forehead, the rest swept back into a large bun adorned with tie-dyed cloth, a comb, and decorative hairpins accented with metallic silver. Incredibly fine detail in the delicate hairline and soft pink shading around the eyes. The inset above shows a couple relaxing near an old "dragon plum" tree dotted with white blossoms, bundled up against the cool weather of early spring. A gorgeous Chikanobu image.
June An important theme in the works of the Artist, Maki did the 12 months of the year, written left to right, based on katakana, using the old words for the lunar months (Daniel Tetriak "The Life and Works of Haku Maki")
#63 - Considering Lao-tse (23) Varied patterns in the light blue background are dominated by the off-center, slightly swaying cross form - which though not strictly geometric, has a stable, armour-like quality, reaching out to all sides of the composition.