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Interview: Izumi Kato

A row of 12 colourful creatures cast shadows behind a blue wall in Perrotin Gallery Hong Kong. A series of paintings–large and small–fill up the other wall spaces, but it is these creatures, which from a distance resemble ethnographic tribal sculptures, that catch your eye. 1,829 more words


Ma Vie En Rose: Sakura Koretsune

Let’s continue with the art theme, shall we?

As a child, I loved accompanying our nanny or my mother to the market.  In the Philippines, the market was called  446 more words


Art on Tuesday: Canary and Peony

This beautiful ukiyo-e  was made by Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎) in 1834. It is showing a flying canary in between peonies. The rich blue background and the pastel flowers are showing an interesting effect. 57 more words


Art on Tuesday: Moon Pine

This ukiyo-e was painted by Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (1797-1858). It is part of his “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” showing the so-called… 86 more words


Art on Tuesday: Drum Bridge

This beautiful artwork by Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田 博 (1876-1950) is called Drum bridge at the Kameido shrine in Tôkyô and was painted in 1927. This bridge and the garden of the Kameido shrine 亀戸天神社 are very popular in Japan and were painted by many artists throughout history.


Art on Tuesday: Irises and Frog

Watanabe Seitei 渡辺 省亭 (1851-1918) painted Irises and Frog in 1916, an elegant and charming ukiyo-e.

Watanabe was a Japanese artist, who visited Europe early in the 19th century, where he was awarded at the Universal Exposition of 1878 in Paris. 36 more words


Hisashi Tenmyouya | From Passive Moon To Vibrant Sun

  • Above Left: Nine Kamakura Samurai (from Contemporary Japanese Youth Culture Scroll) August 2001, acrylic on wood (60cm x 42cm)
  • Above Right: Archery 2008 acrylic on wood (90 cm x 70 cm)
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