"Venus of Brassempouy" -- BCE -- Upper Paleolithic Era -- Fragmentary, Ivory (mammoth tusk) figurine discovered in a cave near Brassempouy, France in The earliest known realistically-fashioned image of a woman.
Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. It symbolizes the Absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself.
awakeningfromthedream: “ there are 9 basic principles that underlie japanese art they are called aesthetics, or concepts that answer the question: what is art? the 9 aesthetics are: wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance, ) shibui (subtle,) Iki.