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“Ipse dixit, et facta sunt: ipse mandāvit, et creāta sunt”*…




The Bosch Parade is a (mostly) bi-annual event– “a theatrical and musical art spectacle on water,” “a parade floating by”– held in the Netherlands to celebrate the “symbolism, fantasies and absurdities” that make the work of Hieronymus Bosch, especially his The Garden of Earthly Delights, so striking.


The 2019 edition featured 14 separate tableaux, including those pictured here.


For more, visit “A Parade of Earthly Delights: Floating Bosch Parade Celebrates Painter Hieronymus Bosch in Spectacular Aquatic Event.”

* from Psalm 33 (“For he spake and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast,” the inscription above the figure of God on an exterior panel of Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights


As we get wet, we might send exquisitely-rendered birthday greeting to Kanō Tan’yū; he was born on this date in 1602.  A master of the the Kanō school of Japanese painting, he was the foremost painter of his time, and the creator of many of the most famous and widely known Kanō works.


A 1672 work by Tan’yū



Portrait of the artist, attributed to pupil Momoda Ryūei



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March 4, 2020 at 1:01 am

Do look down…

From our friends at Pink Tentacle, an homage to the ancient Nipponese art of pavement punctuation: “Japanese Manhole Covers.”

Click here for a list of resources– photo collections, interactive maps (like this one from The Journal of Sewerage Monthly), and more.

As we dive, dive, dive, we might also look up as we recall that it was on this date in 1783 that the Montgolfier Brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne, first demonstrated their “Montgolfier”– the first hot air balloon (globe aérostatique).


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