Ukiyo-e at the Art Institute

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Just a few Japanese ukiyo-e paintings from the Weston Collection Ukiyo-e exhibition now at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ukiyo-e’s depict the life of pleasure and leisure of musicians, geishas and concubines.

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Expect me to share more of these in the days to come.

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter I

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Ink painting

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Iglesia

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Ice

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that begin with the Letter I.

On Tuesday when I first considered participating I thought I wouldn’t have any Letter I photos to post. Turns out I was wrong.

If you want to see more Letter I photos, go here.

Travel Theme: Subtle

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Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack challenges photobloggers with a theme this week. This week she’s asked, “Can you find a photo that feels understated, suggestive, subtle in its use of color?” If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Subtle
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

New Shandong Art Museum

New Shandong Art Museum

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Planning to go to the Shandong Provincial Museum, I was surprised to see a new art museum next door, the Shandong Art Museum.

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag. 3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great photos from each month’s most popular challenge. Other great photos:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

National Chinese Art Museum

National Chinese Art Museum

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag. 3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great photos from each month’s most popular challenge. Other great photos: