Serenity and Netsuke

The Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is a serene, calming place. Muted colors, natural light filtering in, rounded architecture, walkways leading naturally from one exhibit to the next. A great variety of really interesting sculptures, glassware, artwork. An exhibit near the front entrance fascinated Kat and me more than the rest, though. A large collection of Netsuke (new word added to our vocabulary), miniature sculptures invented in 17th century Japan, was displayed. The tiny size, intricate detail, and fascinating subjects had us enthralled. Sadly, we only got a few clear pictures after shooting through the display glass. We still have much to learn about our cameras, but at least we now know something about Netsuke! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee and Kat)

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4 Comments on “Serenity and Netsuke”

  1. Dec 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    I love this part of the museum. Yes, the round structures are very noticeable. Later, I found out. It’s the same here in Japan. Traditional designs, they don’t really focus on lines but of mainly curves and flowing lines. This reminds me again. I still have no legit post about LACMA.

    • Dec 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

      You’re getting to experience the real deal, there in Japan! Envy!! As to your legit post about LACMA… hey, you’re back in town in a few months and you can add to your get re-acquainted with L.A. list 🙂 and then write your post! You’ve got so much cool stuff on your blog…!!

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