Comic art

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Tezuka Osamu’s Characters on Parade, 2019, Kokusai-Tenjijō station, Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan feat

Osamu Tezuka’s ceramic relief in Kōtō, Tokyo – Astro Boy & Beyond

Osamu Tezuka is often referred to as the Walt Disney of Japan. Regarded as one of the most legendary Manga artists of his generation, Tezuka sometimes went by other celebrated titles, including “god of manga” and the “godfather of anime”. In 2019, 30 years after his passing, a large ceramic relief was installed to pay […]

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At age 95, Fumiko Hori created this mural for the Fukushima Airport

Fumiko Hori supervised the installation of the mural herself, quite an impressive feat for a woman aged 95 at the time. The giant relief wall was based on Hori’s original painting at the CREARE Atami-Yugawara Studio. The relief carving at the airport helps to create an illusion of depth on an otherwise shallow surface. The

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Katsuhiro Otomo - Kinka Doji Riding the Waves Accompanied by Fujin and Raijin, 2015, ceramic relief, 8.7 x 2.8 meter, installation view, Sendai Airport, Japan feat

Katsuhiro Otomo’s mural at the Sendai Airport – Riding the Waves

Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of Akira, the 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film, is one of the most well-known manga artists, animators, screenwriters, and film directors in the world. Though he is best known for his manga series and film adaptations, Otomo crossed over into the sculpture world when he was asked to design a

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Fernando Botero’s Mona Lisa – Everything you should know

At the beginning of the late 1950s, an artist known as Fernando Botero emerged and started transforming painting from famous artists from Europe such as those of Peter Rueben and inflating them in an almost comical manner. Because he would often use rotund and overweight figures, his sculptures have always been accompanied by an air

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Roy Lichtenstein’s Crying Girl – Everything you should know

Crying Girl is a painting by Roy Lichtenstein that was created first in 1963 as an offset lithograph on lightweight, off-white woven paper and a second version in 1964 as porcelain enamel on steel. The 46-square-inch painting depicts a girl with tears falling from her eyes. The painting represents the female identity in the 1950s

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Do Yue Minjun’s self portraits make you laugh?

Yue Minjun’s style is easily be recognized. His self-portrait oil paintings depict himself in vivid colors while grinning with his mouth gaping. An oxymoron of sorts, the self-portraits evoke feelings of sympathy as well as humor. The depictions of himself in various poses laughing draw numerous diverse interpretations. However, the general consensus is that while

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Christian Marclay: 7 stained glass windows you won’t see in any cathedral

After spending a whopping $26 million on renovations, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris is now the largest contemporary art center in Europe. It has four levels and is as big as three football fields. With plenty of space, they have creatively allowed the building itself to become part of the art. Artists were invited

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