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Rina Matsudaira: Insider-Out

Rina Matsudaira: Insider-Out

A graduate of nihonga (Japanese-style painting) from the Kyoto City University of Arts, Rina Matsudaira focuses on the notion of distance. She deconstructs artistic processes and techniques to explore distances between dream and reality, classical art and emotional expression, and the inconsistencies in art ...

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The Winds of Suiboku-ga: Hasegawa Tohaku and Sesshu

The Winds of Suiboku-ga: Hasegawa Tohaku and Sesshu

During the Muromachi Period (1338-1573), the Zen monk Sesshu (1420-1506) was the first Japanese to study the historical artistic expression of suiboku-ga, ink-brush painting that came to Japan from Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) China. Suiboku-ga continued to develop during the Momoyama Period (1573-1603) under the ...

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The Israel Goldman Collection: This is Kyosai! *

The Israel Goldman Collection: This is Kyosai! *

When Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) was a child and training as an artist at the Surugadai branch of the Kano School of painting, his teacher nicknamed him “demon painter,” because of his impressive talent. Even before that, however, Kyosai had trained under the ukiyo-e artist ...

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So Kuramoto Exhibition: Voice of Forest

So Kuramoto Exhibition: Voice of Forest

This exhibition offers an opportunity to see the personal artwork of script and screenplay writer So Kuramoto, who has produced numerous masterpieces, including the 1980s hit TV show “From the Northern Country.” Based in Furano in Hokkaido, Kuramoto focuses on nature, creating colorful pointillism ...

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Picasso and Chagall: Imaginary Dialogues

Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall both moved to France during the early 20th century when avant-garde art was flourishing in Paris. Though the two artists produced works of distinctively different styles, they shared similar concepts in their depiction of deformed objects and their focus ...

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Arcimboldo: Nature into Art

Arcimboldo: Nature into Art

Though some critics believed Arcimboldo may have had mental health issues, others attribute his unusual style as part of the era’s fascination with the grotesque. Leonardo da Vinci, for example, also produced many bizarrely exaggerated caricature-like portraits. Ten oil paintings, including the masterpieces “Spring,” ...

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