Happy New Year 2015!

“Au milieu de l’hiver, j’apprenais enfin qu’il y avait en moi un été invincible,” wrote Albert Camus in his semi-autobiographical Noces (1939). “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Araki-Jippo(1)Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons (1917) by Araki Jippo (1872-1944).He was the adopted son and pupil of the well known painter Araki Kampo, who was based in Tokyo, Japan. Jippo founded a Japanese painting society in 1897 and had an exhibit at the Japan-British exhibition in London in 1910 where he was awarded a gold prize.

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