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'30 Dreams of Japanese Painters'

Aug 14, 2014

'30 Dreams of Japanese Painters'

by Daisuki Kikuchi

How much do our childhood dreams and hopes for the future change as we grow up? The Kasama Nichido Museum of Art explores this question with a display of 30 works by painters who were asked to illustrate dreams they experienced when they were ...

'Into the Future: Visual Deception II'

Aug 7, 2014

'Into the Future: Visual Deception II'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Trompe l’oeil (optical-illusion art) painting has a long history, dating back to the 17th century, but trick art is not always about paintings that create illusions using realistic three-dimensional imagery. This exhibition traces the evolution of trick art from traditional tromp l’oeil paintings to ...

'Time and the Painting: 24 Episodes'

Jul 31, 2014

'Time and the Painting: 24 Episodes'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

The Bridgestone Museum of Art has in its collection close to 160 paintings related to the concept of “time.” Like chapters of a book, there are 24 different themes in this exhibition, with works representing the eras during which the featured artists lived. It ...

'Takehiko Inoue interprets Gaudi's Universe'

Jul 10, 2014

'Takehiko Inoue interprets Gaudi's Universe'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) left behind an unrivaled legacy of Modernist architecture — Casa Vicens, Casa Mila, the famous unfinished basilica Sagrada Familia and many more unusual structures. His imaginative, often colorful works inspired other architects and artists, and continues to do so today. As ...