Yukari Tanaka

For Yukari Tanaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art'

/ Sep 25, 2018

'Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art'

Oct. 2-Dec. 9 Throughout his career, the French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) challenged the values of Western art through his experimentation with impressionism, symbolism, fauvism and cubism, and his use of risque humor and wit. In an unusual approach to exhibiting, this show combines the art ...

'Pierre Bonnard, The Never-Ending Summer'

/ Sep 25, 2018

'Pierre Bonnard, The Never-Ending Summer'

Sept. 26-Dec. 17 Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) was one of the original members of Les Nabis, a French post-impressionist group of avant-garde artists who were inspired by symbolism and the spiritual aspect of painting. Largely influenced by the bold flatness of Japanese ukiyo-e styles, Bonnard became ...

'Nana Kuromiya: Utsutsu'

/ Sep 25, 2018

'Nana Kuromiya: Utsutsu'

Sept. 29-Oct. 27 After winning the 2014 Wonderwall Award for contemporary art, Kyoto-based artist Nana Kuromiya garnered national attention for her unusual techniques, which were derived from her experimentation with conventional mediums. For her oil paintings, she uses extra-liquefied pigments to produce a translucent layered effect, ...

'Beauty in the Yumeji Style'

/ Sep 18, 2018

'Beauty in the Yumeji Style'

Sept. 26-Dec. 16 The bijinga (portraits of beautiful women) by Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) portrayed women in such a distinctive manner that it became known as "Yumeji beauty style." Yumeji developed this poetic and minimalist yet romantic style after meeting his wife Tamaki, but it has ...

'Lee Kit 'We Used to Be More Sensitive''

/ Sep 11, 2018

'Lee Kit "We Used to Be More Sensitive"'

Sept. 16-Dec. 24 Hong-Kong born artist Lee Kit is internationally acclaimed for his early textile works, which subtly reference everyday activities and objects, and were hand painted in pastel-colored checks and other patterns. Since then, he has shifted his focus to large-scale works, most recently ...

'Challengers in Nihonga: Taikan, Shunso, Kokei, and Gyoshu'

/ Sep 11, 2018

'Challengers in Nihonga: Taikan, Shunso, Kokei, and Gyoshu'

Sept. 15-Nov. 11 After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 brought an end to Japan's isolation, the influence of an influx of Western-style painting threatened to overshadow traditional Japanese art. To support the development of modern nihonga (Japanese painting), the critic and scholar Okakura Tenshin and ...

'Misato Kurimune Solo Exhibition 'Still Remained''

/ Sep 11, 2018

'Misato Kurimune Solo Exhibition "Still Remained"'

Sept. 14-Oct. 13 Based in her hometown of Kobe, contemporary artist Misato Kurimune studied printmaking at the Kyoto Seika University and now creates mixed media works that question the notions of beauty, existence, time and life. Often drawing and painting over monochrome photographs, including self-portraits, which ...