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The art of architecture and photography

Art Sep 18, 2018

The art of architecture and photography

by John L. Tran

The current exhibition at Archi-Depot, "A Gaze into Architecture: Phases of Contemporary Photography and Architecture" features the work of 13 artists, of whom more than half are Japanese. All the work is exceptional.

The Louvre has a new seat of power

Art Aug 28, 2018

The Louvre has a new seat of power

by Jae Lee

Kohei Nawa talks about his 3-ton golden "Throne," which takes a seat of honor at the Louvre as one of the works for Japonismes 2018, Paris' large-scale event celebrating 160 years of France-Japan relations.

An education in modernist art teaching

Art Aug 28, 2018

An education in modernist art teaching

by Matthew Larking

The Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto surveys German, Japanese and Indian Bauhaus developments as part of a wider collation of international exhibitions and research in preparation for next year's Bauhaus centenary anniversary in Berlin.

Tanaka Isson: Better late than never

Art Aug 21, 2018

Tanaka Isson: Better late than never

by Matthew Larking

Limited success in Tokyo led Tanaka Isson (1908-77) to burn his sketchbooks, sell his house, and move to Oshima, where he lived in near poverty painting in a vibrant style that posthumously captured the nation's heart.

Mami Kosemura says it with flowers

Art Aug 14, 2018

Mami Kosemura says it with flowers

by John L. Tran

Where Flemish still-life painters combined fruit, vegetables and flowers that could not normally be picked in the same season, and portrayed them together in an imaginary, but highly realistic pictorial space, Kosemura uses contemporary tools to achieve the same with photographic detail.

Swedish roots in Japan's taxonomy

Art Aug 7, 2018

Swedish roots in Japan's taxonomy

by John L. Tran

While Japan's historical sakoku period of isolation may have limited any contact it had with Sweden what did transpire between the two nations is of historical, scientific and artistic importance.