Tag Archives: Japanese Artist

Ogata Korin : Nezu Museum of Art

Irises and Eight Bridges: Masterpieces by Kōrin from the Nezu Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nezu Art Musuem Tokyo April 21 – May 20 2012 After nearly a century apart, Ogata Korin’s (1658-1716) two master works of screen …
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Genga: Otomo Katsuhiro

There is a line, snaking around the block as far as the eye can see, of people of all ages, backgrounds and types – bartenders, low-level yakuza, manual laborers… me…all eagerly queuing to shuffle in single file at a painstakingly …
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Foreign ownership of Japanese art

*Pictured Japanese Room, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Courtesy of the Boston Public LIbrary  ‘Some Japanese people have mixed feelings about foreigners possessing art pieces deemed national treasures or seen as culturally important,’ is a sentiment expressed in an article …
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Japanese Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston : Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum March 20 – Jun 10 2012 ‘Most anecdotes on Shohaku describe an arrogant, brazen, aggressive individual’ , but it is a work by this artist that tops the Tokyo National Museum poll of favourite works at the …
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Kamisakka Sekka Dawn of Modern Japanese Design : Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Australia 22 June – 22 July & 25 July – 26 August 2012 Continuing its longstanding commitment to bringing serious international collections of Japanese art to Australia, the AGNSW will exhibit the brilliant work of …
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Maio Motoko selected for Craft Spoken Here : Philadelphia Museum of Art

Maio Motoko Philadelphia Museum of Art May 5-Aug 12 2012 Applauding and revisiting craft is seemingly part of a worldwide trend with one of America’s oldest and largest art museums, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, celebrating craft in an exhibition …
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Aida Makoto: Heisei Kanjin Project

‘I want to become a symbolic artist of Japanese strangeness…’ is how Aida Makoto (b. 1965) described himself during an interview with the Japan Society in 2011. After listening to him being interviewed at the Mori Art Academy a few weeks ago, …
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Nakano Kaoru

Paper jewellery challenges our normal ideas of ‘precious’ and ‘value’ in a most confronting way. It demands that we look beyond the material to an appreciation of design and imagination. One of the most creative women artists in the current …
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Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920–1945 : Japan Society New York

Japan Society New York Until June 12 2012 Japan in the 1920’s and 1930’s was a stimulating melting pot of domestic and foreign social and cultural influences.  In art and design some of the most exciting work was created in …
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Ito Jakuchu Colorful Realm : National Gallery of Art Washington

To celebrate Spring and the centenary donation of  3000 cherry blossom trees to Washington DC from Tokyo, the city is planning a five week celebration that ‘will unify and electrify the city, the nation, and the world’ As part of …
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