There's method in artistic 'madness'

Jan 8, 2015

There's method in artistic 'madness'

by C.B. Liddell

Jiro Takamatsu is not easy to understand. He was an idiosyncratic avant-garde artist who worked with a variety of materials to create arcane art that expressed philosophical ideas. This is immediately off-putting to some and intriguing to others. However, the exhibition “Takamatsu Jiro: Mysteries” ...

'Hishida Shunso: A Retrospective'

Sep 18, 2014

'Hishida Shunso: A Retrospective'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

To celebrate the 140th year since the birth of Shunso Hishida (1874-1911), the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, is presenting more than 100 of the modern Japanese painter’s masterpieces. Though Hishida died at the age of 36 and was an active artist for ...