Simplicity is the most complex thing to master. And writing about it even more so. Well, not really, but we have the pen... er... keyboard, so we call the shots. Now that we've forced it down your throats that simplicity is actually difficult to achieve, imagine the plight of these artistes.
These artistes practise the 'Uki' and 'Yo-E' forms of Japanese art. Uki and Yo-E are Japanese woodblock prints and are being displayed at State Art Gallery. They collectively mean 'sad world' but have evolved over time to mean 'floating world' which is symbolic of transient and temporary lives. This art belongs to the Heisser era and reveals the rich heritage and history of Japan.
The prints picture pretty courtesans and popular folk tales. Please contact State Art Gallery on 3091-3922 for further details.