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Author: Sven Saaler

occasioned by the arrival of the mission of the Austro-Hungari- an Empire to Japan in 1868. According to the diary of Austria’s First Delegate, Karl Ritter von Scherzer (1821–1903), one of the mission’s gifts for the tennō was a marble life-size sculpture of Emperor Franz Joseph I.23 The statue is said

In: Men in Metal
Author: Sven Saaler

living fi gures that have fulfi lled dif- ferent ever-evolving functions as part of a cult of personality or cult of the individual. Impressive works such as the 96 m statue of Peter the Great erected in Moscow in 1997, the 40 m high eques- trian statue of Genghis (Chinggis) Khan built in Mongolia in

In: Men in Metal
Author: Sven Saaler

impressed by the story of the three heroes that they went to great lengths to collect at least a few sen for the memorial. One elementary student from Ōita Prefecture was quoted as saying: When I heard in school that a bronze statue of the three living bombs was going to be built, I wanted to donate

In: Men in Metal
Author: Sven Saaler

, Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2013); James McClain, Kanazawa: A Seventeenth-Century Japanese Castle Town (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982); and Hashimoto Tetsuya and Hayashi Yūichi

In: Men in Metal

. While decorum might not have prevented Rembrandt from using his common-law wife, who his contemporaries referred to as living with him ‘ in Hoererij ’, like a whore, as a model for drawing from life in the studio, or from portraying her—recognizably her—(partially) nude as a historical figure, such as

In: Ut pictura amor
Author: Ronald P. Toby

Identity is a psychic sense of place. It’s a way of knowing that I’m not a rock or that tree. I’m this other living creature over here…. I am not necessarily what’s around me. I become separate from that even though I’m a part of that. And it’s being able to make those differentiations clearly

In: Engaging the Other: 'Japan' and Its Alter-Egos, 1550-1850

dynastically motivated but affectionate union of a sovereign and his consort) as well as pictorial and cultural conventions for conjugal love in the early modern Netherlands and Britain. The complex union of marriage partners, a bond with social as well as personal consequences, has never been reducible simply

In: Ut pictura amor

In the earliest known painting of the subject by Aertsen, dated 1552, a still life consisting mainly of food but including references to other worldly concerns (keys, a money purse, and legal documents) dominates the foreground; in the background, Mary sits at Christ’s feet and Martha stands before

In: Ut pictura amor
Author: Ronald P. Toby

Ieyasu was enshrined as a Shinto—that is, “native”—deity, the architectural and iconographic program of his shrine largely ignored Japan, instead situating him, like the emperors in Kyoto, in juxtaposition to the Others he was to control. In life, after all, his official title had been Sei-i taishōgun

In: Engaging the Other: 'Japan' and Its Alter-Egos, 1550-1850
Author: Michael Zell

French original and a Dutch translation. Marot implores his lady to avert her eyes from the mirror and find her perfect beauty mirrored most faithfully in his adoring heart: […] there is no mirror, which will be, or ever was That can show perfectly Your living beauty: But […] If your eyes

In: Ut pictura amor