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, ...

Art's 20th-century identity crisis

Art Apr 7, 2015

Art's 20th-century identity crisis

by C.B. Liddell

The 20th century is rather like the teenager who never grew up — a century that saw itself as perpetually young, as the "modernist" culmination of history rather than part of the historical process. In short, an age guilty of "chronocentricism." But, like all ...

'Cezanne'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Apr 7, 2015

'Cezanne'

by Natsumi Toida

April 4-Sept. 27 Both Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse once described Paul Cezanne as "the father of all of us," with Matisse even going as far as calling him "a sort of God of painting." Around 20 works by Cezanne featured in this exhibition, including his ...

'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 ...