Art Topics

'Art and literature in Japan 1926-1936'

Oct 30, 2013

'Art and literature in Japan 1926-1936'

by Jordan Sievers

Early 20th-century Japan experienced changes in both its political and sociological structures that, as the Showa Era (1926-1989) progressed, helped creative disciplines flourish. The 20th-century thus became a period of artistic and literary renaissance that paved the way for emerging trends and movements, which ...

'Seeking for Utopia'

Oct 23, 2013

'Seeking for Utopia'

by Jordan Sievers

From the October Revolution of 1917 through the 1930s, the promise of Utopia within the USSR was an important ideology in the development of the nation. As such a central theme to society, it naturally also became a focus of Russian art. On loan ...

'Captivating Qing-dynasty Ceramics'

Oct 9, 2013

'Captivating Qing-dynasty Ceramics'

by Jordan Sievers

Chinese ceramics made during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) are considered some of the finest in the world. Their delicate aesthetics and attention to elaborate detail, made such works particularly popular with the European nobility of that time. As their popularity and value increased overseas, ...

'Art Brut Japonais'

Sep 25, 2013

'Art Brut Japonais'

by Jordan Sievers

This exhibition already won high praise at its initial 2010-11 showing in Paris. Art brut, like outsider art, refers to creations by those who typically lack any traditional or extensive artistic training, though it more specifically refers to those using art as some form ...

'Hashimoto Kansetsu Retrospective'

Sep 11, 2013

'Hashimoto Kansetsu Retrospective'

by Jordan Sievers

In honor of the 130th anniversary of nihonga (Japanese-style painting) artist Kansetsu Hashimoto’s birth, the Hyogo Museum presents around 70 of his most famous works. As a scholar of Chinese culture and history, Hashimoto’s artistic style mirrors that of traditional Chinese folklore, featuring elegantly ...