Kabuki

http://www.thehospitalclub.com/club_news/view/true/club-news/-/0/kabuki-one-year-on

I’m going to see this tomorrow: A short exhibition at the Hospital club, backstage photographs¬†of Kabuki actors by Frederich Aranda. In support of the Fukushima disaster one year ago.

Kurosawa

I remembered these drawings that Akira Kurosawa used to do for his films. There was an exhibition of them at the Petit Palais in Paris a few years ago, I came across it by chance. At the time I already loved his films and but didn’t know I loved his drawings too.

Islamic Ceramic

We had a drawing class with the marvellous Maryclare in the British Museum. I spent time in the Islamic Art section and the Japan section. The drawing below is copied from a 15th Century dish. It was painted in a deep blue onto a white glaze. Some Islamic painting was really influential in the early stages of the development of my creature, so it was nice to learn more about it and see another graceful bearded animal.