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'Gustave Moreau et Georges Rouault: Filiation'

Sep 4, 2013

'Gustave Moreau et Georges Rouault: Filiation"

by Marie Omata

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), the leading French Symbolist painter, was also a professor at Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts. He taught many well-known artists but he was particularly enamored with Georges Rouault (1871-1958), who he sometimes referred to as his “son.” Moreau encouraged Rouault throughout ...

'Takeuchi Seiho: The Master of Modern Nihonga'

Aug 28, 2013

'Takeuchi Seiho: The Master of Modern Nihonga'

by Marie Omata

As a founder of nihonga (Japanese-style painting), Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942)was a pioneer in modernizing traditional Kyoto art. His works were a major influence on many of his younger peers, including Tsuchida Bakusen (1887-1936), and continue to inspire today. This is the first large-scale exhibition ...

'Shinjuku Creators Festa 2013'

Aug 21, 2013

'Shinjuku Creators Festa 2013'

by Alisa Yamasaki

Tokyo celebrates all things creative at the “Shinjuku Creators Festa,” a 17-day art event being held around the city’s Shinjuku Station. World-famous names, such as Yayoi Kusama and CG-artist Yoichiro Kawaguchi will be displaying works, while student submissions, including film projects and installations, are ...

'Medieval Japanese Art'

Aug 14, 2013

'Medieval Japanese Art'

by Alisa Yamasaki

In medieval Japan — the Kamakura Period to the Muromachi Period (1193-1573) — power shifted from the nobility to the warrior class. Revealing the influence of this political disruption, this exhibition focuses on artwork produced at that time, much of which referenced Chinese Zen ...

'Mitsuaki Iwago:  Cats and Lions'

Aug 14, 2013

'Mitsuaki Iwago: Cats and Lions'

by Alisa Yamasaki

The prolific animal photographer Mitsuaki Iwago is currently showing many of his well-known wildlife images at the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. For this Tokyo exhibition, however, he divulges a specific passion for cats, both wild and domestic. Iwago compares city strays and pets with ...