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In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts.

— Stephen Gardiner

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Japanese art quote You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, wil

You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.

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On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days - flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little.

The Japanese have a word for it. It's Judo - the art of conquering by yielding. The Western equivalent of Judo is, "Yes dear".

Japanese art quote The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian.

But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities.

I draw manga, therefore I am!

... life is too short to do the whole.

Japanese art quote There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.

The art of stone in a Japanese garden is that of placement.

Its ideal does not deviate from that of nature.

I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play.

Japanese art quote I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any ot

I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.

If we study Japanese art, we see a man who is undoubtedly wise, philosophic and intelligent, who spends his time doing what? He studies a single blade of grass.

The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art.

They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.

Japanese art quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

Beautiful and minimalist, the traditional Japanese art of ikebana - arranging bouquets of cut flowers and leaves using very few elements - ideally corresponded to a form of expression I could transpose in a perfume. The smell of a rose early in the morning, damp, sprinkled with dew, delicate and light.

Did not the artists of the great age of Japanese art change names many times during their careers? I like that; they wanted to safeguard their freedom.

Every three or four years I pick a new subject.

It may be Japanese art; it may be economics. Three years of study are by no means enough to master a subject but they are enough to understand it. SO for more than 60 years I have kept studying one subject at a time.

Japanese art quote Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

Again and again I've taken quick glances and then for some reason I've got to sit before a picture waiting and it's opened up like one of those Japanese flowers that you put into water and something I thought wasn't worth more than a casual, respectful glance begins to open up depth after depth of meaning.

I admire the abstract expressionists and pop artists so right now I'm referencing American '60s art and at the same time referencing Japanese manga culture.

The President regards the Japanese as a brave people;

but courage, though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts; hence, courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed.

Japanese art quote Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to k

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

I wanted Kimi to be a Japanese record with a Japanese title.

I wanted it to be for them. They appreciate things on a different level, and take their art very seriously - that's special if you're an artist.

As far as I have been able to understand, the Japanese seem to keep things close to the vest. Friendly but remote and polite to the point of being invisible. It is in the music, literature, film and art that the Japanese really seem to express themselves.

I'm going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and I have one for modern art, and I have one for 19th century European art, and one for French impressionism. I've got Japanese.

Japanese art quote Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

I own a home in Kyoto, Japan actually on the temple on grounds in Nanzenji that is going to become a Japanese art museum.

Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others' expectations can be avoided.

I'm not really an art collector - I'm more of a person who picks up things.

I have pieces by people like Gerhard Richter, for example, but then also others by unknown Japanese artists, and not many real art collectors do that.

Japanese art quote The noblest art is that of making others happy.

The noblest art is that of making others happy.

The Japanese are virtuosos. They make just the little accent that makes all the difference. So much there is so beautiful - just a shop window display is a work of art. Just the way they make all kinds of things out of bamboo that are so ingenious. Just the way this little bamboo drain or latch is so beautiful. The masonry around the streams to hold the bank are beautiful - and not all one kind and not just cement.

If you had a large vase with a big crack down the middle of it, a Japanese art museum would put the vase on a pedestal and shine a spotlight on the crack!

I'm getting more and more into Chinese art and Japanese, some of those scroll paintings are amazing. You follow the change of the seasons. It's really something. These guys were great masters and of course the use of space.

Japanese art quote Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what

Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what you don't.

Playing Japanese characters and being in environments that are Japanese, like a character's apartment or whatever, if you have directors or art directors who just don't know what' s what with Japanese culture, then pretty soon something's just passed through. I've been through many times where I've pointed out the incorrectness of so much of what's been done to a set.

Toonami was a tremendous vehicle, delivering the art of Japanese animation to a massive audience that may have otherwise never experienced it. I feel an immense debt of gratitude to everyone involved with the show and to every fan who supported it.

What the art historians had forgotten is that in Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Indian art, they never painted shadows. Why did they paint shadows in European art? Shadows are because of optics. Optics need shadows and strong light. Strong light makes the deepest shadows. It took me a few years to realize fully that the art historians didn't grasp that. There are a lot of interesting new things, ideas, pictures.

Japanese art quote Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.

In fact, the whole of Japan is a pure invention.

There is no such country, there are no such people.... The Japanese people are ... simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art.

We tottered together upon the brink of the fall.

I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me. I slipped through his grip, and he with a horrible scream kicked madly for a few seconds and clawed the air with both his hands.

When I was taking art history I was always angry that we would skip certain chapters because "it wasn't important." Like, "Let's skip over the Japanese. Let's just get to Giotto, because that's where everything begins." It's like, no. Everything is relevant to me.

In the potential of absurdity, hiding in the disparate combination of the various different subjects which in themselves are nothing but daily items equally in the exclusive representation of a normal item taken out of their usual context, is by far the most radical - in its effect comparable to a Japanese Zen koan - paradox to be witnessed, which modern art has produced, one of the most forceful impulses that generated from it.

Before I started LimoLand, I mainly bought my clothes in Harlem, where I found clothing my size in fun colors. I still like to go there and see the vibrancy and colors of the neighborhood. I am also very influenced by the colors of my contemporary African and Japanese art collections.

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