Art Topics

'A Genealogy of Snowscape'

Dec 25, 2014

'A Genealogy of Snowscape'

The changing seasons have long been an important theme in Japanese art, especially after the Muromachi Period (1392-1573) when the style became an established genre of painting. Otani Memorial Art Museum will host an exhibition in the new year of winter landscape paintings. The ...

'Chie Matsui: A story'

Dec 18, 2014

'Chie Matsui: A story'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Chie Matsui’s silk-screen installations, which have been made to reflect Gallery Nomart’s history as a printing company, were created exclusively for this exhibition in a collaboration with the Nomart Editions publishing team. The main theme, “Tongari Yama,” translates as “Pointy Mountain” and refers to ...

'Architecture for Dogs'

Dec 11, 2014

'Architecture for Dogs'

by Jordan Sievers

Despite dogs being “man’s best friend,” we rarely design our world around the happiness of our pets. Under the direction of designer Kenya Hara, this exhibition seeks to address such pet needs and explore new perceptions of modern architecture — to the scale of ...

'Whistler Retrospective'

Dec 4, 2014

'Whistler Retrospective'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

The Yokohama Museum of Art commemorates its 25th anniversary with this retrospective of James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Whistler was one of the pioneers of Japonism, taking inspiration from ukiyo-e prints and paintings, as well as from the traditional crafts of Japan. The flattened ...

'Georges Rouault Exhibition'

Nov 6, 2014

'Georges Rouault Exhibition'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

As a contemporary of Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault (1871-1958) is often classified as a Fauvist, but his distinct style of extra-thick outlines and deep, dark colors was developed independently from any painting movement. His religious background as a devoted member of the Catholic church ...