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Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism

Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848), a group of English painters, poets and critics who wanted to reform the British art scene. The Pre-Raphaelites dismissed popular mannerist stylized imagery and instead championed detail, realism and the ...

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Earth Attack

Earth Attack

Led by pop artist Shinjiro Okamoto, "Earth Attack" is an art project by nine collaborators — Yoshio Isaka, Giichi Ichikawa, Miho Otsubo, Reiko Kobori, Yoko Shimizu, Miho Shirai, Akira Matsumoto, Keisuke Yamaguchi and Wang Shuye. Inspired by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade ...

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Therein, Nothing: Just Precious Trifles

Therein, Nothing: Just Precious Trifles

Miyuki Tsugami specializes in colorful abstract landscapes, drawing from various cities that she has resided in, including New York in 1996, Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture in 2005, London in 2013, Berlin and Prenzlau in 2015 and Fukushima the following year. All titles of her works ...

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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

During Vincent Van Gogh's short but eventful life (1853-90), he was active as an artist for just one decade, yet his intense use of colors and bold style continues to inspire artists globally. Two seminal points in Van Gogh's career — his life in The ...

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Taro Okamoto

Taro Okamoto

As Expo 2025 in Osaka approaches, the Oita Prefectural Art Museum looks back on the career of the artist Taro Okamoto (1911-1996), who is well-known for the "Tower of the Sun" sculptural building that became the symbol of Expo '70. Consisting of three parts, "Taro ...

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Sakata Kazuo: Recoup Lost Ground

Sakata Kazuo: Recoup Lost Ground

In 1921, Kazuo Sakata (1889-1956) was first introduced to abstract painting during a trip to France, where he studied art under Fernand Leger, and then stayed for over a decade. After his return to Japan in 1933 he continued to create avant-garde works in ...

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