Book: “Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing”, by Frederick Franck

For me, the value of the book is new, useful terms:

  • “myo” = the mystery of each art-form  (Japanese
  • “Tat Twam Asi” = “That Art Thou” (from Upanishad) …. is this the long-lost source for Charles Williams’ “This also is Thou”?  (The companion saying is “Neither is This Thou”.)  Williams understands better than most the synergy between the Image and the Denial of the Image,  the Way of Negation and the Way of Affirmation, the romantic and ascetic impulses..
  • “Kami-sabi” = a sacred presence in all things

 

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