The politics behind Japan's modern era of proletarian art

Art Nov 13, 2013

The politics behind Japan's modern era of proletarian art

by Matthew Larking

"Art and Literature in Japan 1926-1936" follows the close of the Taisho Era (1912-1926), which was characterized by democracy, artistic experimentation and widespread social self-absorptions by the citizenry in new fashions such as the "beach pajama" outfits of "modern" girls. The successive Showa Era ...