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'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 ...

'Specters, Ghosts and Sorcerers in Ukiyo-e'

Jun 25, 2014

'Specters, Ghosts and Sorcerers in Ukiyo-e'

by Mio Yamada

Ghouls, monsters, specters, ghosts — all manner of the supernatural have long fascinated and frightened in all cultures, but the Japanese have historically enjoyed a particularly entertaining, and pictorial, relationship with the eerie and uncanny. Through a selection of around 250 yōkai (ghouls and ...