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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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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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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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