Day 173: Something Beautiful—Splendidamente Drammatica

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

Following the trail of interesting folks who stumble on to and into this daily beauty ritual, I find an incredibly diverse group of creative people. Vintage Art Ahowcase was one of the rabbits I chased on today’s travels through the wonderland of “likes.” Japanese art of many eras and many styles. I was particularly drawn to the handpainted, vintage photos of Kusakabe Kimbei. A Japanese photographer whose clientele were mostly non-Japanese-speaking foreign residents and visitors. He worked as a photographic colourist and assistant before opening his own workshop in Yokohama in 1881. He stopped working as a photographer in 1912-1913.

I find his young ladies curious, bittersweet, and beautifully dramatic in their painted splendor.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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