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Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 12, 2014
The many reinventions of Masamu Yanase
If ever an artist was in a constant state of reinvention, it was Masamu Yanase (1900-1945), now the subject of a full-scale exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama. "Yanase Masamu: A Retrospective 1900-1945" brings together more than 500 of the artist's works, large and small, for a comprehensive...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 12, 2014
'Nakamura Kazumi'
The oil paintings of Kazumi Nakamura — sometimes visually simple as the works of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko, and at other times as complex as a Jackson Pollock — are the result of an exploration of the ultimate question of artists: "What is the meaning of a painting?"
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 5, 2014
The Kishidas kept art in the heart of the family
The legacies of talented multi-generational families not only reveal each member's individual achievements but also offer a glimpse of how the changing currents of the times impact individual creativity. Such is the case with Ginko, Ryusei, and Reiko Kishida.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 5, 2014
'Mt. Fuji, Cherry Blossoms, and Flowers in Spring'
Yamatane Museum of Art is saluting last year's inclusion of Mount Fuji as a World Cultural Heritage Site with this special and classic exhibition of Mount Fuji works.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 5, 2014
'The Closed Small Space, Cosmos: Painting of an Indoor Scene'
Whether focusing on the stage, salons or the dinner table, artists have always found something fascinating to depict while indoors. To many of them, being inside merely opens up different and new universes to depict.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2014
Long-lost painting by ukiyo-e artist Utamaro found
A long-lost painting by ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro completed in the early 19th century has been discovered in Japan and will be put on public display for the first time in 66 years, a museum said Sunday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 12, 2014
The Pre-Raphaelites: Britain’s Romantic rule breakers
Some paintings will always be identified with the place where you first saw them. You may even feel surprised to see them somewhere else. This is how I felt when I visited the Mori Arts Center Gallery, one of Tokyo's high-rise art venues, to see "Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 29, 2014
Once admired from afar, now enjoyed up close
Billed as an exhibition of masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), 'Admired from Afar' is the latest in a number of exhibitions of Japanese art from American collections.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 22, 2014
Encounters with the modern that both frustrated and inspired Japanese artists
When Japanese audiences turn their attention to modern art they tend to favor the 'original' works from the West, while foreign viewers all too often find Japan's foray into oil painting too similar to the Western model.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 22, 2014
'The Masterpieces of Nihonga'
This exhibition of nihonga (Japanese-style painting) is divided into various themes and comprises works from the late 19th century to today, collected from 60 different locations in Japan. Highlights include a display of six designated Important Cultural Properties, one of which depicts the Buddhist...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 22, 2014
'The World of Beauty: 100 Years of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art'
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Nara Prefectural Museum of Art is hosting a show of masterpieces by artists Shoen Uemura, Kenkichi Tomimoto, Ikko Tanaka and more. The exhibition reflects its theme of "The World of Beauty" through around 120 works that trace 100 years of art history, covering...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 15, 2014
'Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art'
The Cleveland Museum of Art, which houses one of the best collections of Japanese art in the world, brings 50 masterpieces to Tokyo.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 25, 2013
'Arcadia on the Shore: Puvis de Chavannes's Mythic World'
French painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898) is best known as a leading mural painter whose masterpieces are displayed on many monumental buildings in France. His paintings often use delicate colors suggestive of Italian Renaissance fresco painting, and though he trained with Romanticists, such...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 25, 2013
'Sato Taisei: A Retrospective Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth'
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Taisei Sato, one of the leading nihonga (Japanese-style painting) artists of the postwar period, the Museum of Kyoto brings together around 120 works, including some newly restored paintings.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 4, 2013
A modern view of a neglected Impressionist
The French painter Gustave Caillebotte has suffered more than most from the fact that he wasn't Monet, Manet, or Renoir. As one of the second-ranking Impressionists, he has long been in the shadow of these more famous names with which his career is associated.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 27, 2013
Portraits of an artist as a young man — and an older one
Yasumasa Morimura is a weird mixture of curator, artist and simple art lover. Throughout his career he has selected famous portraits and paintings of people and then faithfully recreated them, with the exception of superimposing his own face on the subjects.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 30, 2013
Turner: Steering art toward Impressionism
One of the most impressive paintings at the "Turner from the Tate" exhibition now on at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is "Spithead: Two Captured Danish Ships Entering Portsmouth Harbour" (1808).
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 23, 2013
For Japanese women painters, elegance came at expense of individuality
"Painted by Women: Elegance of Showa Period" announces a thematic concern of the time, 1926-89, on which the art world was rigidified. Japan had embarked upon a 15-year period of war (1931-1945) and the individual expressive liberties that had informed the Taisho Era (1912-26), were being reined in.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 16, 2013
Exploring Japan's ancient capital inside and out
Beneath Kyoto, the destination par excellence of tourists, aesthetes, and historians, are the scars and ashes of a much older capital of Japan. Founded in 794 as the seat of imperial authority, after a devastating civil war from 1467 to 1477, the city was rebuilt with opulent temples and palaces, which...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 16, 2013
'Masterpieces from Yamadera Goto Museum of Art'
Every era of European history has produced significant and innovative works of art. And as genres and styles evolved over time, unique trends added a richness to art in general.

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