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The Age of Okamoto Shinso

The Age of Okamoto Shinso

Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) artist Shinso Okamoto (1894-1993) first garnered attention when his Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting graduation project was included in a Kokuga Sosaku Kyokai Exhibition, a show notoriously strict in its selection process. He became best-known for his modern re-interpretations of traditional ...

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Fear in Painting

Fear in Painting

Terror and tragedy are widely considered entirely disagreeable in principle. But audiences have for millennia taken pleasure in the pain of narrative spectacles in the arts. Fear is popular because it arouses curiosity in addition to revulsion. So, too, does the assemblage of Western ...

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A Century of Art Journey through 100 Masterpieces

A Century of Art Journey through 100 Masterpieces

The Pola Museum of Art houses approximately 10,000 artifacts of various genres, including Western and Japanese paintings, glassware and ceramics, many of which have been collected over the course of 40 years by Tsuneshi Suzuki, the son of the founder of Pola Orbis Holdings, ...

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