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B29 and Homeland: From My Childhood to Andy Warhol

B29 and Homeland: From My Childhood to Andy Warhol

Renowned for brightly colored, visually arresting works, artist and graphic designer Tadanori Yokoo's works often feature a seemingly eclectic range of motifs and cultural references. Born in 1936, Yokoo's childhood experience of World War II had a great impact on his art. His depictions of ...

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The Art of Hayami Gyoshu

The Art of Hayami Gyoshu

Though known as a nihonga (Japanese-style) artist, Hayami Gyoshu (1894-1935) studied and advocated new painting styles, producing works that broke away from conventional perceptions of the genre. He introduced Western-style painting characteristics and continuously experimented and developed nihonga, helping it become a mainstream but ...

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Bijin-ga: The World of Fine Feminine Beauty

Bijin-ga: The World of Fine Feminine Beauty

During the Meiji Era (1868-1912), portraits of beautiful women — which later became known as bijinga — evolved to focus on not only physical beauty, but also inner beauty. During this time, many artists excelled at bijinga, including Kiyokata Kaburaki (1878-1972), who was acclaimed ...

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