STUDY CONCERNING CLARK ASHTON SMITH No. 1, 14 1/4" X 15", MIXED MEDIA

Yugen-The Subtle and the Profound

Yugen is at the core of the appreciation of beauty and art in Japan. It values the power to evoke rather than the ability to state directly. The principle of Yugen shows that real beauty exists when, through its suggestiveness, only a few words, or a few brush stokes, can suggest what has not been said or shown, and hence awaken many inner thoughts and feelings.

—Japanese cultural glossary

"...he, more than anyone else I ever knew, understood the meaning of the Japanese word 'Yugen'..."

—Memories of Klarkash-Ton By George F. Haas

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