Saturday, February 27, 2010
Ice Skater Haiga
CONGRATULATIONS KIM YU-NA OF SOUTH KOREA FOR WINNING THE GOLD!
As I said earlier, I will explain a little more about haiga. Here it is. Haiga is a combination of haiku or other poems and pictures. It is also variously called haiku painting, poem painting, photo haiku or haiku photo. I just call them picture poems. The accompanying graphics are sometimes related to the poems, but, most of the time, the pictures only complement them.
Haiga originated in Japan alongside the development of haiku around 1600. Since poets used calligraphy in writing haiku, the subsequent addition of the same brush and ink artwork with the poem followed. Normally, the same poet adds painting to his works, but nowadays it is not unusual to have two artists compose haiga, the poet writing the verse and the painter doing the artwork in a collaborative effort. You will find examples here in my blog.