Art on Tuesday: Goldfish

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These two lovely goldfish were painted by Ohara Kôson 小原 古邨 (1877-1945). They are swimming in a pond, in the back you see some lotus leaves and  three buds. A goldfish 金魚 (kingyo) is a symbol of good fortune, wealth and prosperity in China and Japan. This is a motif Koson painted several times with different backgrounds. I like the transparent water-color and the easy movements. It is not very spectacular, but  has a calming effect.

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