I was going to go to class today but then I felt really dizzy and sick and awful so I didn’t go but I got my boots on and I have to go to a doctors appointment in a few hours and it seemed like too much effort to take them off again so I’ve been lying on my bed with my feet hanging over the edge. I wish I could say this is the laziest thing I’ve ever done.
too much adderall + caffeine + stress = my insides are trying to kill me again
I’ve been trying for quite a while to find out more about a series of paintings that I honestly cannot place. At all.
Like, this looks pretty interesting. It appears to be a Dutch family in Japan?
But unfortunately, the sites that have information are not in any language that I speak.
It appears to be titled “Bromhoff’s Family”. If anyone knows more about the artist or persons depicted, please don’t hesistate to reblog with info!
Ha, of course this appeared on my dash right when I’m sitting next to a huge stack of books about westerners in Japanese art. From Japan Envisions the West: 16th-19th Century Art from Kobe City Museum:
Kawahara Keiga (Japanese, 1786-?)
Buronhofu kazoku zu (Blomhoff Family)
Single-panel screen: ink and color on silk
The text says almost nothing about the family, except that Jan Cock Blomhoff took over the directorship at Dejima in 1817.
It’s also in The Meeting of Eastern and Western Art, which has a bit more info:
There are several versions of this picture of the Dutch Factor with his wife, son, nurse, and Javanese maid. Keiga’s style is cool, detached, more Japanese than Western, reflecting the view of a contemporary, Sato Chūryō, that Western women, ‘although extremely beautiful, neither talk nor smile’
There is another image of the same family by a different artist (Ishizaki Yūshi) in Through Closed Doors: Western Influence on Japanese Art 1693-1853.
The wife’s name is Vrouw Blomhoff, and she was one of only two women known to have accompanied their husbands to Dejima. The nurse’s name is Minnemoer Petronelle Munts, and the maid is Maraty (their names are written on the scroll). I couldn’t find much else about them, unfortunately.
I’m graduating with a degree in all-nighters
The squirrel in the ceiling needs to calm the fuck down and stop distracting me from my research paper
This bitch thinks she can steal best in British history in Delaware from me again? I don’t fucking think so.
I think this is the first time I put air in my tires without some dude coming over to try to help me. I guess I look more competent when it’s freezing out.
somebody take quizup away from me
delaware is great because it’s pretty easy to be the best in the state in anything
I usually don’t answer the door if I’m not expecting anyone, except it’s super awkward when the tv is on so they know you’re here and it was probably my neighbor or my landlord so I know I’ll have to face them at some point but I don’t care, I’m sick and my apartment is a mess and I just don’t want to talk to anyone right now, i just want to lie down and pray that I don’t drown in my own snot
I broke 4 palette knives in like an hour yesterday. I’m almost proud.