MY BEST WISHES WITH THIS SPECIAL “HAIGA”

 

Dark night

Snowflakes and frost

Before the New Day

 

Notte scura

Fiocchi di neve e gelo

Prima del Giorno Nuovo

 This Season’s Greetings card fuses, in an “Haiga”, words (“Haiku”) and visual art. The image (lithograph, 50×70) is part of “Lacer/actions” collection, concerning my research about torn posters and urban signs. I thank my “haiga” teacher: poet, musician and producer Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, Usa).

 Questo cartoncino augurale fonde – in quello che la cultura nipponica definisce “Haiga” – parole (“Haiku”) ed arte visuale. L’immagine (litografia, 50×70) fa parte della mia raccolta “Lacer/azioni”, relativa alla ricerca dei particolari dei manifesti pubblicitari lacerati e dei “segni” urbani. Ringrazio il mio “maestro di haiga”, il poeta, musicista e produttore Joshua Sellers, di West Memphis (Arkansas, Usa).

ENJOY THE CLIP:

http://youtu.be/nWvkGQlWpFE

http://animoto.com/play/pAjS6z18z4sRIhbIl1q18A

http://vodpod.com/watch/15820712-seasons-greetings-haiga-haiku?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 ABOUT HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

 

A LOVELY COMMENT FROM FRIEND BLOGGER “LE ARTISTE BOOTS”:

http://leartisteboots.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/my-best-wishes-with-this-special-haiga/comment-page-1/#comment-193

 

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