The Renaissance rebranding of Italy

Art Jul 19, 2016

The Renaissance rebranding of Italy

by C.B. Liddell

Every country tries to find an image that its people can believe in and unite around. Britain recently decided to become an island in its own right instead of a "Continental" country, tied mainly to the European Union. Japan, meanwhile, still seems caught between ...

Real beauty lies in rustic reality

Art Dec 8, 2015

Real beauty lies in rustic reality

by C.B. Liddell

French society and culture has always had a fascination with the exotic, going back to the Chinoiserie of the rococo period, the Orientalist fascination with the harems and slave markets of the Middle East, and the Japonisme of the 19th century. One might even ...

'Jules Pascin Exhibition'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 15, 2015

'Jules Pascin Exhibition'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Traveling was a major source of inspiration for Jules Pascin (1885-1930), a painter who was of Italian-Serbian and Spanish heritage and born in Bulgaria. Educated in Vienna and then in Munich, he later moved to France, where in the 1920s he became a significant ...

'Gustave Moreau et Georges Rouault: Filiation"

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 4, 2013

'Gustave Moreau et Georges Rouault: Filiation"

by Marie Omata

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), the leading French Symbolist painter, was also a professor at Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts. He taught many well-known artists but he was particularly enamored with Georges Rouault (1871-1958), who he sometimes referred to as his "son." Moreau encouraged Rouault throughout ...