The Circle of the Impressionists

Although I primarily focus on the Impressionists, since there is not a clear line for every and each one of them, I like to refer to some great contemporary artists as their circle. I know some preceded them, others came afterwards and some didn’t make it to the real group.


Ye Sheng

En Occidente, a Ye Sheng se la conoce como la “Cenicienta oriental”, en realidad, bien se puede decir que nuestra Cenicienta vendría a ser la “Ye Sheng occidental”.

Grus Japonensis

The “Japanese crane” -which in her Latin terminology is unfairly geographically confined- has become the inspiration for renaming this blog.

Grus japonensis

La “grulla japonesa”, que en su terminología latina queda injustamente restringida geográficamente, ha servido de inspiración para renombrar este blog.

Japonisme [Introduction]

Japonisme refers to the Western passion for everything arriving from Japan, mainly during the last third of the 19th century.

Japonismo [Introducción]

Japonismo es como se denominó la pasión de Occidente, principalmente desde el último tercio del siglo XIX, por los objetos procedentes de Japón.


Horacio Silva es un pintor con alma viajera. En “Shangri-la”, su última exposición, cierra un ciclo vital que empezó como estudiante de Bellas Artes, continúo como profesor y culminó como artista. “Shangri-la” hace referencia tanto a la novela Horizontes perdidos (1933) de James Hilton como al complejo donde se ubicaba su estudio en la ciudad de Beijing…

The Hidden Message in Chinese Art

castellano “Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art” is  a conference given by Linda Lei, docent at the Asian Art Museum. As stated in the video post introduction: “This talk was given to teachers from the Chinese American International School (CAIS) for their professional development day at the Asian Art Museum on August 23, 2011“. The topic of…

JeeYoung LEE, «Stage of Mind»

versión en castellano JeeYoung LEE (이지영) is a South-Korean artist who, through her photography, achieves to express a surrealistic dream universe. She is able to transmit her inner world, legends and sayings to a 3x6m. studio, she rebuilds it materially from scratch until the moment she immerses herself into it to take the shot, which will become…

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

Screenplay by Tennessee Williams written in 1957 – film adaptation in 2008 Guión escrito por Tennessee Williams en 1957 – adaptación cinematográfica de 2008

Bright Young Things

A nickname given by the tabloid press to young and carefree London aristocrats, socialites and bohemians in the late 1920s through to the early 1940s. They threw elaborate fancy dress parties, went on elaborate treasure hunts through nighttime London, and drank heavily and experimented with drugs. source: Wikipedia Interesting post in WSJ: Bright, Young “Baby”

The Cat’s Meow

Archaic 1920s American slang that in various contexts refers to one or more of “excellent”, “stylish”, or “impressive to the ladies”. source: Urban Dictionary