Please join the IU Southeast Library in a Closing Reception for
Nature Prints: Another Kind of Ukiyo-e
Works by Dr. Douglas Darnowski
Friday, July 26th from 12pm-1pm in the Library Art Gallery
About Nature Prints: Another Kind of Ukiyo-e
Japanese art gives us the ukiyo-e or "Images of the Floating World." These prints of gardens, temples, and other sites and occasions of the world's fleeting pleasures are famous in East and West, with Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" finding all sorts of uses in the West. The images in this show are doubly "Images of the Floating World." They present fleeting pleasures, like the bright colors of spring pansies depicted using their own pigments, and many also display aquatic creatures, such as carnivorous plants which float in still ponds and whose brief existence brings marvels of natural engineering to the brief summer.