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Takahiro UedaDiary of a Monk

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セイロン島誌Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast Asia

Robert Knox's "The Ceylon Island Magazine" Synopsis and Comments - The amazing true story of the late 1600s, which was also the model for Robinson Crusoe!

本作の著者ロバート・ノックス(1641-1720)はイギリス東インド会社の貿易船の船員でした。彼の乗る船はインド洋航海中に嵐に遭い、セイロン島(スリランカ)に1660年に寄港しました。そこから彼らはおよそ20年にわたってスリランカ中央部のキャンディ王国の捕虜として生活することになります。

キャンディ周辺は単に高地であるだけでなく、深いジャングルに覆われており移動は極めて困難でした。いわば陸の孤島です。そんな脱出困難な状態から命からがら20年をかけて脱出したノックスの体験が綴られたのが本書『セイロン島誌』になります。

Vermeer, the Painter of Light and the Scientific Revolution

吉田量彦『スピノザ 人間の自由の哲学』~スピノザの生涯や時代背景も知れるおすすめ入門書!

著者の吉田氏の語り口は非常にわかりやすく、親しみやすいです。読んでいて、面白い授業を聴いているかのような雰囲気です。

スピノザというと難しいイメージがあるかもしれませんが、この本ではそこまでややこしいことは説かれません。彼の生涯や時代背景を通して彼が何を言わんとしていたのか、彼は何と戦っていたのかがわかりやすく解説されます。

これはぜひぜひおすすめしたい名著です。私もこの本にはとても助けられました。ぜひ手に取ってみてはいかがでしょうか。

Improve your observation skillsDiary of a Monk

Overview and Impressions of "Sharpening Your Observational Skills: Reading Famous Paintings" - If you change the way you look at things, you can change the world! A great book that I highly recommend students to read!

In this book, you will complete a number of practices through various paintings and works of art.

The practice through that famous Vermeer is extremely stimulating and interesting.

The details that can never be noticed by just looking at it casually. What is actually depicted in these paintings? This book will make you understand how we cannot see anything. Please read this book first to try it out. You will be shocked at how vague your view of the world is.

I was shocked at how big a difference there was between "seeing" and "watching.

This is an important skill for study, for work, and even for all of life. This is an amazing program that I hope many people will experience.

ハーヴィThe Industrial Revolution and British and European Society

The Oxford Portrait of Science by William Harvey - Recommended biography of a scientist who lived at the same time as Shakespeare!

William Harvey was an English-born scientist known for his blood circulation theory.

As a lover of Shakespeare, I appreciated the opportunity to learn about the atmosphere of this period. Moreover, it was very interesting to see this period not from the literary angle, but from the scientific angle. This is an interesting book.

It is also highly recommended to learn about the currents of late 16th and 17th century England. I highly recommend this work to Shakespeare fans.

Dostoevsky and His Wife's Fateful Journey: Travels in Western Europe of Madness and Love

(10) Dostoevsky, who loved "The Sistine Madonna" - Enjoy "Achis and Galateia" and other masterpieces at the Dresden Picture Gallery

The Dostoevsky couple stayed in Berlin for two days and soon left for the next city. Their destination was Dresden, an ancient city located south of Berlin.

Here the couple lived and enjoyed painting and music.

In this article I will discuss them and my experiences there.

I was very happy to see something other than the standard Dostoevsky paintings, such as "The Sistine Madonna" and "Achis and Galateia. In terms of learning about Dostoevsky's painting preferences, the experience at the Dresden Picture Gallery was very gratifying, as we were able to compare various paintings.

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

Paris-Georgia Travelogue] (31) Postscript - After the Paris-Georgia Trip

I have come this far with the hypothesis that "Tolstoy's origin may have been in Kafkaes.

And it actually made me think of the landscape and the mountain people that Tolstoy would have seen.

This resulted in a connection with Dostoevsky.

Dostoevsky is the exact opposite of Tolstoy. So if you learn one, you learn the other."

That is exactly what happened.

This article will summarize this Paris-Georgia trip. This concludes my "Impressions of Summer in Autumn".

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(19) The original of Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" was a masterpiece far beyond imagination.

前回の記事ではフェルメールの傑作『デルフトの眺望』をご紹介しました。

そしてこのマウリッツハイス美術館にはもうひとつ、フェルメールファン必見の名画があります。

それがあの『真珠の耳飾りの少女』です。

実は私はこの絵にそこまでの期待をしていませんでした。私は『デルフト』が一番好きなのであって、この絵には元々あまり興味がなかったのです。

ですが、そうした私の思いはこの日を境にがらっと変わりました。こんなにすごい絵だったとは!

この記事ではそんな『真珠の耳飾りの少女』の魅力をお話ししていきます。

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(18) Enjoy Vermeer's masterpiece "View of Delft" at the Mauritshuis Museum in the Netherlands!

フェルメールの町デルフトから電車で30分もかからぬ距離にあるデン・ハーグという街。

ここにフェルメールの代表作『デルフトの眺望』と『真珠の耳飾りの少女』が展示されているマウリッツハイス美術館があります。

私がオランダにやって来たのも、デルフトの町を見てみたいという思いもありましたがやはり1番は私の大好きな『デルフトの眺望』や、フェルメールで最も有名なあの『真珠の耳飾りの少女』を観てみたいというのがその最大の目的でした。この記事ではその『デルフトの眺望』についてお話ししていきます。