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Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life

Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life

American artist Elizabeth Peyton gained much acclaim for her prints, paintings and sketches during the early 1990s, but it is her portraiture of close friends, historical figures and icons that she is particularly noted for. She has been lauded for her stylized, passionate and ...

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Sesson Exhibition

Sesson Exhibition

Sesson Shukei (1489-1590), a Sengoku Period (1482-1573) Zen monk and painter, created highly influential suibokuga (water-ink paintings) throughout his career, though little is actually known about his personal life. Recognized for their eccentric style, his works have inspired not only numerous Kano School painters, ...

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Human: Ideal Expression of People in Japanese Painting

Human: Ideal Expression of People in Japanese Painting

People and the human condition were common subjects among Japan’s modern painters. Bijin-ga depicted beautiful women, Buddhist works were considered as the ultimate representation of humankind and noted figures and literary characters were celebrated in historical paintings. Influenced by an influx of late 19th- ...

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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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