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Re: Monthly Masters' Discussioon - February 2020 - Michael Kenna's "Wanaka Lake Tree"

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he appears to be the master of silhouette. Or is he the master of three, grey - white - black? In this particular image (one of his that I really like), the water has taken on the aspect of a milk. The composition and flowing beauty has something of the feeling of older Japanese type art to it. I find the image iconic, soothing, flowing, very easy to look at (my eye does not become weary).

As a surreal study of contrasts, I like the way the hard, intricate, fractal branches play off of the neutral sky and the soft milky water, and the distant soft hills. Not many images that I would consider having on my wall - this would be one of them. I think I have found a new "minimalist" inspiration.

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PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:30 pm
he appears to be the master of silhouette. Or is he the master of three, grey - white - black? In this particular image (one of his that I really like), the water has taken on the aspect of a milk. The composition and flowing beauty has something of the feeling of older Japanese type art to it. I find the image iconic, soothing, flowing, very easy to look at (my eye does not become weary).

As a surreal study of contrasts, I like the way the hard, intricate, fractal branches play off of the neutral sky and the soft milky water, and the distant soft hills. Not many images that I would consider having on my wall - this would be one of them. I think I have found a new "minimalist" inspiration.
Yaay! Thank you for resurrecting the masters and responding Piet! I agree with the comparison to Japanese art. Several of his minimalist images remind me of that style. The water resembles molten silver.

I like your description of the branches as fractal. Good way to describe the feel.
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