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Yoshitomo Nara: For Better or Worse

Yoshitomo Nara established his internationally renowned style of cartoon-like characters while living in Germany from the 1980s to the mid-'90s. His early works, he says, were derived from childhood memories and feelings of solitude while growing up in Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture. Now, however, ...

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Van Gogh & Japan

Van Gogh & Japan

Vincent Van Gogh was inspired by Japanese art while living in France and not only collected ukiyo-e prints but also studied their composition and color, often replicating them in his own works. Looking at the Japonism of Van Gogh's work, this exhibition highlights 40 pieces ...

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Kami Exhibition: Cosmic Wonder & Kogei Punks Sha

Kami Exhibition: Cosmic Wonder & Kogei Punks Sha

With increasing interest in kōgei artisanal craftwork both here and abroad, the Shiseido Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring handmade items for everyday use created with washi paper that is produced with natural materials. To highlight the fascinating world of paper, the exhibition has decided ...

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Insects in Art

Insects in Art

Butterflies fluttering over flowers, cicadas buzzing on trees and dragonflies darting across rice fields — insects have long been symbols of different seasons in Japan. In China they are also considered lucky omens due to their delicate and mystical appearances. Chinese ideology and Western ...

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The Living Treasures of France

In 1994 the French Ministry of Culture established the award and title Maitre d'Art (Master of Art), the French equivalent of Japan's Living National Treasure, in an effort to promote artistic innovation and help preserve and pass down the skills of traditional craftsmanship to ...

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Marc Chagall: The Third Dimension

Though Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is famous for his paintings and prints, he is less well-known his sculptural pieces. Chagall began making ceramic sculptures at the age of 63, and despite working at a time when sculpting was being revolutionized by the likes of Constantin Brancusi, ...

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