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'Moomin the Art and the Story'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 2, 2019

'Moomin the Art and the Story'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 9-June 16 Tove Marika Jansson (1914-2001) was born to a family of artists — her father was a sculptor and her mother an illustrator/designer. In 1945, as a form of escapism from World War II, Tove wrote and illustrated her first Moomin book, a ...

'Hasegawa Tohaku and Suiboku-ga'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 26, 2019

'Hasegawa Tohaku and Suiboku-ga'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 5-June 2 Suiboku-ga (Japanese ink painting) developed from a technique brought to Japan from China during the 14th century. It later became an established Japanese art form, peaking during the Muromachi Period (1392-1573) through the work of Sesshu Toyo, Sesson Shukei. Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1601), one ...

'Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 19, 2019

'Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 23-June 16 American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) is well-known for his assemblage artworks — surrealist arrangements of objects that he collected and framed inside handmade wooden boxes. These 3D collages used clippings from books, photographs, various everyday objects and found items. His film works were ...