“Autumn is the best season for art.”
Japanese always say like this.
However, “spring is the best season for art” for me.
I often visit museums lately.
‘The museum of oriental ceramic, Osaka’, ‘Osaka city museum’, ‘Osaka museum of history’….
And yesterday, May, 4th, I went to Hosomi Museum in Kyoto.
They have held ‘Glittering Meissen: the Birth of European Porcelain. Celebrating 300 years of Meissen Ware’.
You can see Meissen wares of 18th century.
I am a big fan of Meissen but I don’t like early Meissen works.
Their works are artless and rough.
I know they passed those years and became to make the first class wares.
But I thought they had not been arts!!
This exhibit changed my recognition.
European people were very interested in oriental white ceramics.
And it was said that Meissen invented white ceramics.
So, they were affected by Asian ceramics.
The people on the ceramics seem like Asian people.
But I had thought those Asian people were very artless.
I didn’t know why some people collected those wares.
But the ceramics I saw at the museum are not like the ceramics as usual.
They are wonderfully vivid and thorough finish.
They are not my images of early Meissen works.
I saw dolls there.
They were used for decollating tables.
My image of early dolls was badly made.
A good point of Meissen dolls is delicate work.
You can see nails of fingers.
But early Meissen dolls were very rough, I had thought.
But they are not like that.
They don’t seem made of ceramics.
They are sometimes cute and sometimes funny.
I really want to buy some of them.
But I know the ones which I can buy are badly works.
Only I can do is that looking at a Meissen book or visiting museums….