Talent for Living



Talent
noun
1. natural ability to do something well

-for-

Living
intransitive verb
1. to continue to be alive
AAAGGHHH WANT WANT WANT fuckin soft af vintage London fog suede jacket for 40!!!!

everythings kinda sad ya kno???

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funeral tomorrow 

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the thought of going into work today and tomorrow makes me want to try swallowing a large plastic object in the hopes that it will inevitably get stuck in my trachea cutting off my ability to breathe and therefore giving me a legitimate reason not to show up!! 

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who wants to help me study

Arts of Japan Review 3

  1. I.               Identifications: 8 of the Following, 5 points each

Provide the identifying information for each image plus one piece of significant information concerning the image shown (Info in parentheses is there to help you study)

Himeji Castle; Momoyama Period 1573-1615; exterior features stone foundations, plaster, and ceramic tile

-Four Seasons, by Kanō Eitoku; Momoyama Period 1573-1615; fusuma with ink and gold dust

-Crane and Pine detail, Four Seasons, by Kanō Eitoku; Momoyama Period 1573-1615; fusuma with ink and gold dust

Maple Tree, (by Hasegawa Tōhaku); Momoyama Period 1573-1615; fusuma with ink, mineral pigments, and gold foil

Tea Room in wabi style (Taian); Momoyama Period 1573-1615; mud and straw mix on wooden armature (you may use the term “wattle and daub”), bamboo, cedar-bark shingle

Tea Bowl (“Muichimotsu” by Chōjirō), Momoyama Period 1573-1615; Raku ware

The Tea House (the Hikone Screen); Momoyama Period 1573-1615; folding screen, ink, colors, and gold

 

-Waiting Room, Nijō Castle, Edo Period, 1615-1868; Kanō painter; fusuma painted with ink, mineral pigments, and gold

 

-Great Audience Hall, Nijō Castle (Ohiroma), Edo Period, 1615-1868; Kanō painter; fusuma painted with ink, mineral pigments, and gold

-Tokugawa Mausoleum, Entrance (Nikkō Tōshōgū), Edo Period, 1615-1868; in the mountains outside Edo

-Tokugawa Mausoleum, Stairs to “All Day Long Gate” (Nikkō Tōshōgū, Yōmeimon), Edo Period, 1615-1868; in the mountains outside Edo

Deer Scroll, Rinpa painter and calligrapher (Sōtatsu and Kōetsu); Edo Period, 1615-1868; handscroll, ink, gold, and silver wash on paper

Ivy Lane, Rinpa painter (Sōtatsu); Edo Period, 1615-1868; pair of folding screens, gold and mineral pigment on paper

Waves at Pine Islands (Matsushima); Rinpa painter (Sōtatsu); Edo Period, 1615-1868; pair of folding screens, gold and mineral pigment on paper

-Katsura Imperial Villa; aerial view, Edo Period, 1615-1868; Shoin-style architecture

-Katsura Imperial Villa; interior view, Edo Period, 1615-1868; Shoin-style architecture

View of a Pond in Edo; Dutch-Studies (rangaku) artist (Shiba Kōkan); Edo Period, 1615-1868; copperplate engraving and hand coloring

Goose, Dutch-Studies (rangaku) artist (Shiba Kōkan); Edo Period, 1615-1868; hanging scroll, homemade oil paint on silk

Summer Night, Winter Day, Life-drawing school (Maruyama-Shijō) artist (Maruyama Okyō); Edo Period, 1615-1868; pair of folding screens; ink and gold wash

Scholars Conversing, Literati artist (Ike Taiga), Edo Period, 1615-1868; hanging scroll, ink on paper

Courtesan print (Geigi, from the series Hokkoku goshiki sumi), (designed by Kitagawa Utamaro) made by a designer, a wood block carver, and a printer; Edo Period, 1615-1868; print, ink and colors on paper

 

Kabuki Theater print (Gōrō Uprooting a Bamboo Tree), (designed by Torii Kiyomasu I), made by a designer, a wood block carver, and a printer; Edo Period, 1615-1868; print, ink and color on paper

 

Emperor Meiji Reviews the Troops, (designed by Hashimoto Chikanobu); made by a designer, a wood block carver, and a printer; Meiji Period, 1868-1912; ink and colors on paper

 

Harvest, Western-style painter (Asai Chū); Meiji Period, 1868-1912; oil paint on canvas

Morning Toilette (Getting dressed); Western-style painter (Kuroda Seiki); Meiji Period, 1868-1912; oil paint on canvas (no longer extant, so known through black-and-white photo)

Preparing to Dance, Life-drawing school (Maruyama-Shijō) artist (Uemura Shōen); Meiji Period, 1868-1912; Single 2-panel screen, ink and color on silk

Sino-Japanese War print (“The Second Army’s Assault on Port Arthur”), (designed by Kobayashi Kiyochika); made by a designer, a wood block carver, and a printer; Meiji Period, 1868-1912; ink and colors on paper

Old Monkey, by a Buddhist icon maker turned sculptor (Takamura Kōun); Meiji Period, 1868-1912; wood

 

Dragon Ascending, Kanō painter (Kanō Hōgai), Meiji Period, 1868-1912; hanging scroll, ink on silk

II. 2 Comparisons taken from the above List: Possible Questions

(30 points each)

Make these answers as full and rich as possible

*Compare and/or contrast political ideas by examining these two images

*Compare and/or contrast style and subject matter as an expression of social status attitudes

*Compare the two images to discuss the overarching connections between the prevailing ideas of the period and the works of art (style and content) coming from that period

*Contrast the two images to discuss changes in the overarching ideas of the times and how these ideas are reflected in the style and content of the works of art

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FINE ITS NOT LIKE I WANTSTED TO WRITE ANY OF YOUUUUUUU LETTERS ANYWAY??????

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caitlin u should rly come back to boston js 

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holy fucking shit

this kid actually wrote the paper

in like a couple hours last night

and emailed it to me even tho i fell asleep

and its a good paper too

wtf

im so fucking torn

bc i just wanna hand it in lol

but then i feel super guilty and bad

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CAN WE JUST DISCUSS HOW I WAS AT CENTRAL SQUARE ONLY HOURS AGO TODAY AND THE FACT THAT IT’S BASICALLY MIT TURF I AM TERRIFIED RIGHT NOW LIKE MY FACE IS ACTUALLY CONTORTED WITH WORRY AND PAIN AHHHH LITERALLY I FEEL SO BLESSED I WAS NOT IN THESE PLACES I SO OFTEN GO THIS PAST WEEK

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My parents didnt come back

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if i dont do my paper now when will i actually do it 

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oh shit i have to buy another t pass wahhhhh

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i wanna do something interesting and worthwhile

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i dont wanna be in college

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