Gustav Klimt: Behind all that glitters

Art May 7, 2019

Gustav Klimt: Behind all that glitters

by Jeff Michael Hammond

Decorative gold surfaces and images of radiant women define the work of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) for many people. The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum's current exhibition, however, highlights lesser-known aspects of the Austrian artist's career, offering more insight into the man behind the works. Designed ...

The textural flair of Tiziano Vecellio

Art Feb 7, 2017

The textural flair of Tiziano Vecellio

by Jeff M. Hammond

Bold in color and expressive in texture, the works of Venetian painters have their own distinctive place within Renaissance art. Taking the lead was Titian (1488/90 -1576), who became official painter to the Venetian Republic, and whose fame spread across the Europe of his ...

'Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2015'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Dec 8, 2015

'Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2015'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Nov. 26-Dec. 20 This is the fourth edition of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum's series of annual exhibitions showcasing Japan's contemporary artists. As a group show to support up-and-coming artists, five exhibitions — "You Can See it (But You Can't Feel it)," "Is it possible: Tohoku-Ga? ...

Neo-impressionism: color-coded familiarities

Art Feb 19, 2015

Neo-impressionism: color-coded familiarities

by C.B. Liddell

The term "neo-impressionism" suggests a sequel to impressionism and, just like with movie sequels, there is a faint lowering of expectations. But this is entirely the wrong way to approach "Neo-Impressionism: from Light to Color" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. Some visitors will ...