Artworks & exhibitions in Japan

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Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds & His plan to retire from painting

Andy Warhol is no stranger to critical acclaim; his various works introduced thousands of audiences to contemporary art, which helped to put American artists on the map, and it waged war against abstract expressionism. Warhol effectively managed, time and time again, to shatter distinctions in art and he helped to reshape the aesthetic criteria that […]

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Joan Miró’s most impressive ceramics & murals

Throughout his career, Joan Miró created numerous notable artworks that earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He was never the one to play by the book and by rubbing shoulders with the most famous creatives of his generation; Miró was open to the influence of any works of art, movement, manifestos, and schools. Nevertheless, his work

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Why are Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures & furniture pieces so influential?

A walk through Japan reveals the close correlation between nature and aesthetics. Amid the natural setup are works of art that remind everyone about the history, beliefs and affiliations of the Japanese people. The modern art concept of creating spectacular pieces to create an art park is becoming rather common owing to the pioneering work

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Nabana no Sato’s winter illumination – Everything you need to know

[2018-10-23] Nabana No Sato "Winter illumination" .. Mie, JapanWatch this video on YouTube 7 min 16 sec Japan & light festivals Japan seems to be way ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to experimenting with lights. It is a culture throughout the country to have impressive light festivals over winter. Other

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Fabrice Fouillet’s photos of world’s largest statues

Through several centuries, there have been different statues erected around the world. These statues vary in size and what they represent. Photographer Fabrice Fouillet embarked on a tour to study and take photographs of the biggest and most imposing statues in the world; A project he named Colosses. The idea behind the project The project

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Yoshitomo Nara’s paintings & drawings: Cute or dark and frightening?

Yoshitomo Nara was born in Hirosaki, Japan, in 1959 and is a Japanese artist whose work has been exhibited around the world. He lives and works in Tokyo, and Japanese popular culture plays an influential role in his world. Nara studied at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, receiving his B.F.A. (1985)

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Takahiro Iwasaki’s intricate miniatures of ancient Japanese temples

Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki’s sculpture the Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss) is a sophisticated miniature recreation of Phoenix Hall, which is part of Japan’s Byodo-in Temple complex. Embodying many elements of tradition and modernity, the piece imitates the reflection of the traditional mirror pond as a physical object, suspended from the ceiling, performing to the audience

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Yoshitomo Nara’s shining dog sculptures – What you should know

Yoshitomo Nara is a well-known and influential Japanese contemporary artist who lives and works in Nasushiobara. He grew up in post-Pacific War Japan. For some reason, throughout his work, he usually channels memory of his lonely childhood into his sculptures and paintings, evoking the viewers to revisit their own childhood memories. His projects and artwork

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Impressive photos of Tokyo’s Hotaru Firefly festival on Sumida river

Fireflies have become a rare sight in Japan. Once they used to glow their low light all over the country in the summer time but now they have become an uncommon sight even in rural areas. Last month 100,000 LED lights floated down through Tokyo’s city centre on the Sumida river mimicking a stream of

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What is the Senseless Drawing Bot? Takahiro Yamaguchi & So Kanno

The Senseless Drawing Bot by the two Japanese Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno explores the relationship between machine and art and was shown at the exhibition “UTOPIA no OSHIRASE” in Tokyo in October 2011. What the device does The Senseless Drawing Bot is a self-propelling device on a skateboard that sprays abstract linework on a

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