Impressions of spiritual intimacy

Mar 19, 2015

Impressions of spiritual intimacy

by C.B. Liddell

There are two theories about post-impressionist art. One is that it was a continuation of the modernist spirit of the impressionists, with the application of ever-more scientific principles of color and light to the depiction of objects. The other is that post-impressionism was a ...

'Millet, Barbizon and Fontainebleau'

Oct 16, 2014

'Millet, Barbizon and Fontainebleau'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

This traveling Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) exhibition has finally reached Tokyo’s Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, bringing his masterpiece “The Sower” to the city for the first time in 30 years. “The Sower” is the first painting recognized in art history to feature agriculture as its ...

The 'floating world' that drifted to the West

Jul 3, 2013

The 'floating world' that drifted to the West

by C.B. Liddell

The main pleasure of any extensive ukiyo-e (woodblock print) exhibition, like the “Floating World” show now on at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, is the evocation of the unique civilization that underlies this particular slab of global modernity. Among the sleek office buildings of the ...