|DAY 168||UNEXPECTED ART FORMS|
THE ZEN INSPIRATION OF THE GUTAÏ GROUP
“One who is steeped in Virtue is akin to the new-born babe...its bones are tender, its sinews soft...” —Tao Te Ching, chapter 5517
Drawing from a deep well of ancient Zen Buddhist thought, the Gutaï Group of post-war Japan gave central importance to the uncontrollable and the chaotic. The resulting art forms were diverse, varied, and unconventional.
Jiro Yoshihara covered the wheels of a bicycle with paint and rode across a vast white ...