Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. The individual kanji characters, from left to right, mean sing (歌), dance (舞), and skill (伎). Kabuki is therefore sometimes translated as “the art of singing and dancing”. These are, however, ateji characters which do not reflect actual etymology. The kanji of ‘skill’… Continue reading KABUKI x BOWIE

Mondrian & Bowie

Piet Mondrian Posing for the Phrenologist (1909) David Bowie’s pose for the cover album “Heroes” (1977)