Belgium's artistic flights of fancy

Art Aug 1, 2017

Belgium's artistic flights of fancy

by Jeff Michael Hammond

Diabolic torture inflicted on the ungodly; unspeakable yearnings straight out of the subconscious — the country now known as Belgium has given the world over five centuries' worth of depictions of the unimaginable. "Fantastic Art in Belgium" at The Bunkamura Museum of Art places Hieronymus ...

The tortured artist is not just a cliche

Art Mar 28, 2017

The tortured artist is not just a cliche

by Matthew Larking

Sai Hashizume's latest exhibition of precision realist painting, "This Isn't Happiness," is about updating some of the masters of Western art history. In her five new works, she deals prominently with the surrealist Rene Magritte and Vincent Van Gogh. She also adopts the ominous ...

'Rene Magritte'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 19, 2015

'Rene Magritte'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

March 25-June 29 It's been 13 years since the last large-scale Rene Magritte (1898-1967) exhibition was held in Japan. Regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Magritte made the familiar unfamiliar by using ordinary subjects in unusual and thought-provoking surrealist compositions. ...