Sui Getsu Ka [Water Moon Flower] Grid
Hand-Dyed, Anodized Aluminum Paintings for upcoming solo exhibition “Mujo” [Impermanence] at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
“Sui Getsu Ka” [Water Moon Flowe] are the words spoken by Zen Monks to Monks who have completed Zen Training. Like the reflection of flowers on moonlit water, all things are temporal- Miya Ando
DAILY PIC: A drawing of a seated “priest”, made in 1517 by Albrecht Dürer and now in the great Dürer exhibition at the National Gallery in Washington, which the Daily Pic won’t be done with until the show closes.
What specially interests me in this image is how the old man’s face seems so carefully observed from life, with a clear sense that we are below him looking up into his eyes, and yet the drapery of his robe is so clearly based on late-medieval stylizations. I think this is about much more than a “holdover” of archaisms in Dürer’s newly naturalistic art; I think it gives a crucial clue to his art’s fundamentals.
Bear with me – and click below – while I try to explain.