Here in the West we often favor brilliant colors, hyperrealism, and a superabundance of light. Dazzle! Clarity! Vision!
But in the East, in Japan, there are also alternate aesthetic values. This quote from the novelist Junichiro Tanizaki presents a traditional Japanese point of view:
” Find beauty not only in the thing itself, but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.”
If you look for it, you begin to find it: