'Munch: A Retrospective'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 23, 2018

'Munch: A Retrospective'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 27-Jan. 20 One of the most significant artists of modernism, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) portrayed aspects of the human existence — love, despair, jealousy and loneliness — while depicting the daily life and landscapes of Norway. Focusing on works from the artist's collection on loan from ...

'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 16-Jan. 20 The master Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a prominent influence on the development of Baroque (17th to 18th century) art and a skilled diplomat capable of negotiations with royal courts around Europe. Influenced by ancient and High Renaissance (late-15th to mid-16th ...

'Biomatrix'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Biomatrix'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 10-Dec. 8 Using innovative techniques that he devised himself, Kohei Nawa alters man-made materials to create works that are evocative of living organisms. The concept behind his well-known "PixCell" works is the combination of the smallest units of digital images (pixels) with the smallest ...

'Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 25, 2018

'Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art'

by Yukari Tanaka

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'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 25, 2018

'Pierre Bonnard, The Never-Ending Summer'

by Yukari Tanaka

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 ...