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Solitude of Ravens

A Financial Times article announcing a London exhibition of the Japanese photographs: Focusing on the inauspicious presence of ravens in the coastal landscapes of the photographer’s native Hokkaido, Masahisa Fukase’s dark and haunting series Solitude of Ravens (1986) is a chronicle of emptiness and obsession. BBC offers an outstanding set of images. The photographs were […]

Palestinian’s solitude art

Nidaa Barwan is a young Palestinian artist who took up solitude in order to withdraw from the horrors of war and oppression around her residence in Gaza. Taking up reading Garcia-Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude inspired her to conceive of consolidating her digital photographs into an exhibition theme titled “One Hundred Days of Solitude,” […]

Hermit cookies

from a package of Newman’s Own© Organic Hermits (hermit cookies): “No hermits were harmed, mistreated, pestered or annoyed in the making of these cookies!”

Poetry, loneliness, solitude

The Poetry Foundation website includes a page of “Poems about Loneliness and Solitude” with the subheading: “Poetry offers solace for the lonely and a positive perspective on being alone.” Among the categories of selected poems are Celebrating Solitude, Wallowing in Loneliness, and Being Alone in a Crowd. Includes podcasts of readings and reflections on the […]

“The Artful Recluse” art exhibit

ADDENDA (Dec. 6, 2012). The exhibition “The Artful Recluse” is now at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art through January 20. URL: The Asia Society Museum will present an exhibition titled “The Artful Recluse: Poetry and Politics in 17th century China” in the spring of 2013. From the website, here is a summary of […]