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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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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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