Cubism in Japan: Picasso's Impact

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 29, 2016

Cubism in Japan: Picasso's Impact

by Yuki Yamauchi

Until Jan. 29 Cubism, of which Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Georges Braque (1882-1963) were important leaders, is said to have had a stronger influence on later artists than any other movement of the same period. In Japan, it inspired artists from the 1910s to '20s, ...

'Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 11, 2014

'Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Russian ballet group Ballets Russes, founded by renown impresario and art critic Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929) was not an ordinary troupe. It collaborated with many young individuals from various disciplines, including artists Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque, composer Igor Stravinsky and designer Coco ...