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KANTO

‘European Crafts and Design: Art Nouveau, Art Deco’

Yokosuka Museum of Art

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

Art Nouveau and Art Deco were European art design styles that spread in popularity to various regions around the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Interestingly, one of the origins of Art Nouveau is considered to Japanese handicraft, which was imported to Europe, starting a new trend among artists from the 1920s. Followed by Art Deco, these design styles also influenced Japanese artists, as well as the artistic taste of the general public.

This exhibition will include works by both European and Japanese artists, such as jewelry designer Rene Lalique (1860-1945) and graphic designer Hisui Sugiura (1876-1965), showing the diverse influence the style has given; till June 29

Yokosuka Museum of Art; 4-1 Kamoi, Yokosuka, Kanagawa. Uraga Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥800. Closed every first Mon. of the month (except national holidays). 046-845-1211; www.yokosuka-moa.jp