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'Vangi e la Figura Femminile'

May 30, 2013

'Vangi e la Figura Femminile'

by Marie Omata

Italian sculptor Giuliano Vangi studied in Florence before he moved to Brazil in 1959 to develop abstract works. He returned to Italy three years later, however, after deciding that representational sculpture and figurative works were better ways for him to express himself. Since then, ...

'Yokote Sadami Exhibition'

May 9, 2013

'Yokote Sadami Exhibition'

by Marie Omata

This is part five of the Nagasaki Prefecture Museum’s “Art of Nagasaki” series of exhibitions, and it introduces the work of Western-style painter Sadami Yokote (1899-1931). Yokote moved to Paris during the 1920s after seeing the work of Yuzo Saeki, another Japanese artist who ...

'Genichiro Inokuma: Murals'

Apr 11, 2013

"Genichiro Inokuma: Murals"

by Florian Turgeon

“A painting is not something one should keep to oneself,” explains the mural artist Genichiro Inokuma. “It should bring joy and inspiration to as many people as possible.” This suits the recovery of a hidden mural by Inokuma that had been hidden for years ...

'Showa Memorial: Atae Yuki'

Apr 4, 2013

"Showa Memorial: Atae Yuki"

by Tomohiro Osaki

Doll maker Yuki Atae had just turned 8 when World War II ended in 1945. He remembers spending his childhood being surrounded by people with great resilience, and as an artist he began reproducing models of his old neighborhood using dolls. He is especially ...