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PAINTING

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 2, 2013
The disconcerting unity of Raphael
Harmony can sometimes have a disconcerting side. This is one insight to emerge from the Raphael exhibition at the National Museum of Western Art, the centerpiece of which is one of the artist's acknowledged great works, the "Madonna del Granduca" (c. 1505).
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 25, 2013
'Masterpieces of French Paintings from the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow'
France has had a long reputation of producing fine art, from the Baroque of the French Renaissance to 19th-century Impressionists and Surrealists.
CULTURE / Art
Apr 25, 2013
'Antonio López'
Spanish artist Antonio López is renowned for the tediously slow pace of his creative process, sometimes touching up works 10 years after starting them.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 11, 2013
Idiosyncrasies of the Kano school explored in Kyoto
Kano Masanobu (1434-1530) founded the Chinese-art influenced painting school that bears his family name and flourished in different forms through to the Meiji Era (1868-1912). A familiar tale is that as it became the dominant hierarchical painting academy of political and military patronage, it began...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 28, 2013
Francis Bacon: The restlessness of human existence
In the 1989 Tim Burton film "Batman," there is a famous scene where the Joker and his gang break into an art museum and vandalize masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Degas, and Vermeer. But, just as one of his henchmen is about to slash a Francis Bacon canvas, the Joker steps in to stop him, saying,...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 28, 2013
'Shohachi Kimura'
Shohachi Kimura (1893-1958) developed an early interest in foreign novels and other facets of Western culture. He first aspired to become a writer, but changed his mind at age 18 to pursue art and painting. Still interested in literature, however, he often contributed illustrations to novels.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 28, 2013
'Through Japanese Eyes: Paris, 1900-1945'
Japan first became fascinated with Western culture after the Meiji Restoration (1868), when the country opened itself to foreign relations and trade. Keen to learn about, assimilate and reinvent cultural influences, many Japanese sought inspiration in Paris, which was then considered the art center of...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 7, 2013
Hitoko Urago's 'Connected': blot-tests of portraiture
Hitoko Urago pairs paintings — portraits with abstractions — though each work is not necessarily conceived at the same time. "Untitled (Lynda)" (2012), for example, depicts a profile of a black woman with big hair against a green background. She is paired with a soft, spotty green abstraction, which...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 7, 2013
Such sweet strokes of the Impressionists
A horde of Renoirs and other works from the high-water mark of Impressionism have descended on Tokyo — rampaging in their quiet, colorful way through the labyrinthine exhibition spaces of Tokyo's Mitsubishi Ichigokan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 21, 2013
Paul Delvaux's stuff of dreams
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Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / WEEK 3
Feb 17, 2013
Art disaster turns out to have a silver lining
A dozen paintings hang from the white walls of a gallery at the Museum of Modern Art in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Mostly prewar works by artists involved in the Proletarian movement, who focused on depictions of factory and farm laborers, the paintings are like many others on display at the museum...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 14, 2013
Breathing life into the forgotten and neglected
Painter Daisuke Fukunaga (b.1981) states: "If the world is the stage of a theater, I want to paint the bustle of the things waiting behind the blackout curtain rather than the heroine." His motifs are of things forgotten and neglected, but unlike his earlier works of 2007, which realistically depicted...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 14, 2013
Go with the flow from representational to abstract
For five years starting in 2007, Shinpei Kusanagi (b.1973) made monthly serialized paintings to accompany installments of Teru Miyamoto's novel "Mizu no Katachi" ("The Shape of Water") in the magazine éclat. Text and image had little to do with one another, though the small, standard format paintings...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 31, 2013
Hidden truths laid bare in the details of realism
With a population of around 35 million, Greater Tokyo is the ultimate "modernist" conurbation; a vast megacity, where something as old-fashioned as realist art might seem out-of-date and out-of-place. Maybe so, but on the metropolis' western and eastern extremities stand two museums that, each in their...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jun 29, 2008
Christine Flint Sato: Inking her own mark
For Christine Flint Sato, the key to understanding her adopted homeland has been through the world of sumi-e, a Chinese style of water-ink painting adopted in Japan in the 14th century.

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