Sep 2, 2016

Kyoto's art museum selling naming rights for ¥5 billion

The Kyoto Municipal Government is accepting applications from potential sponsors interested in buying the naming rights to the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. The city on Thursday began seeking sponsors willing to cough up ¥5 billion for a deal that would last up to ...

'Salvador Dali'

Jun 28, 2016

'Salvador Dali'

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July 1-Sept. 4 One of the most prominent Spanish surrealist painters of the 20th century, Salvador Dali is best known for his striking and dream-like imagery and his flamboyant mustache. More than 200 of Dali’s works will be brought to the Kyoto Museum of ...

Balthus' renaissance of Realism

Jul 24, 2014

Balthus' renaissance of Realism

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Paris-born Balthus Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001) is considered by some to be comparable to Picasso, though it was Picasso who said that Balthus was the "last great painter of the 20th century." From Picasso's Cubism onward, painting no longer needed to mirror the world ...