Art Travel Quote of the Day: Intolerable beauty by Silvia Baker

The bright green weeds, trailing olive roots in the turquoise-blue water, made a pattern like a Japanese brocade.  I gaze and gaze, and feel troubled by this intolerable beauty.  It seems to make demands on me.

– Silvia Baker, Alone and Loitering: Pages from a Artist’s Travel Diary(1938-1944)

Nightfall on Wular Lake, by Col. H.H. Hart

Nightfall on Wular Lake, by Col. H.H. Hart

Baker was describing Wular Lake in Kashmir, India.  You can find more vintage artist renderings of the lake here.

And here’s an example of Japanese silk brocade:

Japanese silk brocade

Japanese silk brocade

Images courtesy of http://www.searchkashmir.org and http://www.hausergallery.com

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