The 'informel' whirlwind that swept across Japan

Art Aug 30, 2016

The 'informel' whirlwind that swept across Japan

by Matthew Larking

Taro Okamoto's "Men Aflame" (1955) is a swirling fusion of figuration, surrealism and abstraction. The content addresses the irradiation of Japanese sailors onboard the Dai-go Fukuryu-maru by fallout from American nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll. The painting is part of the 1950s Japanese art ...