Jan 26, 2012

"Directory of Edo Stars"

Famous kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers and courtesans were the celebrities of Edo Period (1603-1867) Japan, and just as photographs, posters and other images help popularize today’s film, TV and music personalities, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) portraits of these Edo stars were coveted and passed around ...

'Directory of Edo Stars'

Jan 26, 2012

"Directory of Edo Stars"

Famous kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers and courtesans were the celebrities of Edo Period (1603-1867) Japan, and just as photographs, posters and other images help popularize today’s film, TV and music personalities, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) portraits of these Edo stars were coveted and passed around ...

Jan 13, 2012

"Exhibition: M. C. Escher"

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), more commonly known as M.C. Escher, is likely the most famous master of trompe l’oeil (trick-of-the-eye illusionism). A Dutch graphic artist, specializing in woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints, Escher excelled in mathematically inspired depictions of impossible architecture and constructions. His imagery ...

'Exhibition: M. C. Escher'

Jan 13, 2012

"Exhibition: M. C. Escher"

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), more commonly known as M.C. Escher, is likely the most famous master of trompe l’oeil (trick-of-the-eye illusionism). A Dutch graphic artist, specializing in woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints, Escher excelled in mathematically inspired depictions of impossible architecture and constructions. His imagery ...

Jan 13, 2012

"Redon and his Contemporaries: Dreams of the Fin-de-Siecle"

Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was a leading figure of the French symbolist movement, which opposed both realism and the flourishing Impressionism of the 19th-century. For this exhibition, the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, focuses on Redon’s visions and works of imagination from his contemporaries. The highlight ...

'Redon and his Contemporaries: Dreams of the Fin-de-Siecle'

Jan 13, 2012

"Redon and his Contemporaries: Dreams of the Fin-de-Siecle"

Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was a leading figure of the French symbolist movement, which opposed both realism and the flourishing Impressionism of the 19th-century. For this exhibition, the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, focuses on Redon’s visions and works of imagination from his contemporaries. The highlight ...

'The Art of Film Posters in Japan'

Jan 6, 2012

"The Art of Film Posters in Japan"

This exhibition from the National Film Center asks visitors to look at film posters from an artistic point of view. Film posters, which are often designed anonymously and under the strong direction of filmmakers and distributors, are usually considered as pure advertising. However, there ...