The changing views of landscape painting

Sep 29, 2015

The changing views of landscape painting

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There are many ways in which an art exhibition can make a positive impression, but the two main ones are through the quality of the artworks and the narrative that ties these together. The present exhibition at Bunkamura The Museum is rather weak on ...

A 'gymnopedist' ahead of his time

Aug 18, 2015

A 'gymnopedist' ahead of his time

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Erik Satie (1866-1925) said and did a lot of memorable things, many remarkably outlandish. Brilliant and bonkers, he composed works that range from cabaret ditties to a “symphonic drama,” from light music for educating children to complex parodies of the masters. And who can ...

'Captain Cook's Voyage and Banks' Florilegium'

Dec 18, 2014

'Captain Cook's Voyage and Banks' Florilegium'

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As the finale of a series of shows commemorating Bunkamura The Museum’s 25th anniversary, this exhibition features the florilegium works of Joseph Banks (1743-1820). Banks, a naturalist and botanist, was appointed as a member of the scientific expedition onboard Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour. ...

'Into the Future: Visual Deception II'

Aug 7, 2014

'Into the Future: Visual Deception II'

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Trompe l’oeil (optical-illusion art) painting has a long history, dating back to the 17th century, but trick art is not always about paintings that create illusions using realistic three-dimensional imagery. This exhibition traces the evolution of trick art from traditional tromp l’oeil paintings to ...

'Leo Lionni: Book! Art! Book!'

Jun 20, 2013

'Leo Lionni: Book! Art! Book!'

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Leo Lionni was an accomplished painter, sculptor and graphic designer, but he is best known as the acclaimed author and illustrator of popular children’s books such as “Swimmy” and “Frederick.” His illustrations are colorful and detailed, mixing a variety of mediums including oil paint, ...