Ходжа Н. (hojja_nusreddin) wrote,
Ходжа Н.

East and West have different ways of looking at and seeing art

How Japanese people look at Utamaros painting (detail) Westerners look in the other direction - wrong for Japanese art

First Japaneese see the peony flowers on the upper right. Then the head of the woman and then her body. Then they read the text top down from right to left. The text first mentions the flowers and then the woman.
Classical Chinese, Japanese and Korean texts are written from right to left. A strong habit of looking at everything from right to left has formed.
Westeners must look though a mirror to see with Japanese eyes:
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