29 mars 2007

"Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan" à New York

Hotei. Kano Masanobu (1434–1530). Japanese, Muromachi period (1392–1573), late 15th–early 16th c. Hanging scroll, ink and light colors on paper; 81.5 x 44.8 cm. The John C. Weber Collection. © John Bigelow Taylor NEW YORK.- As part of its centennial program, Japan100: Celebrating a Century, Japan Society Gallery presents Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan, the first systematic introduction to this subject mounted by a U.S. museum in over 30 years. On view from March 28 – June 17, 2007, the exhibition explores the... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2007

Chikanobu: Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints

Yoshu Chikanobu, Eastern Customs, Enumerated Blessings: Western Clothing (Azuma fuzoku fukuzukushi: yofuku), 1889, Aoki Endowment Collection, Scripps College POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) was a popular artist in the Meiji period, the era from 1868 to 1912 when Japan underwent rapid westernization and the emperor was reinstated as ruler. Like many other print designers of these years, Chikanobu worked with subjects of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, such as actors, courtesans, famous sites, and beautiful... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2007

"Shin Banraisha: A Cultural Memory" au Noguchi Museum

Faculty Room of Shin Banraisha, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 1998. Photograph by Michio Noguchi. Courtesy The Noguchi Museum. LONG ISLAND CITY, NY.- The Noguchi Museum announces a two-week extension of the exhibition Shin Banraisha: A Cultural Memory. The exhibition is on view through April 15, 2007. The exhibition documents creation and destruction of masterpiece of post-war art and architecture. Some forty photographic panels, a model, and other items document the creation and destruction of the Shin Banraisha, a... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2007

Meiji-Art from the Khalili Collection and Japonism Opens

Van Gogh, Bl hender Mandelbaum, 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam KREMS, AUSTRIA.- As its first major show of 2007, the Kunsthalle Krems presents an outstanding and comprehensive exhibit of Japanese art of the Meiji-era as well as European Japonism which followed in its wake. These two parallel phenomena are in the focus of attention of “Japan”, showcasing the incredible craftsmanship of Japanese Ukyo-e and applied arts while carving out its close ties to the roots of European and particularly, Austrian modernity. la suite sur... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2007

Tezuka: the Marvel of Manga Opens Today

Tezuka Osamu, Phoenix, cover for Future, 1976, Monthly Manga Shonen, vol. 2, published by Asahi Sonorama, gouache 29.5 x 34 cm. © Tezuka Productions SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.- The Art Gallery of New South Wales presents today Tezuka: the Marvel of Manga, on view through April 29, 2007. Tezuka Osamu is acknowledged as an artistic master, and is revered as the figurehead of the manga and anime industries in Japan. In the West he is best known for Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion which were serialised internationally for television in... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2007

Mori Art Museum Presents The Smile in Japanese Art

Kishida Ryusei, Portrait of Reiko, 1923, oil on canvas, 40.9 x 31.7 cm. Collection: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. TOKYO, JAPAN.- To kick off 2007 the Mori Art Museum is proud to present two exhibitions exploring laughter. “The Smile in Japanese Art: From the Jomon Period to the Early Twentieth Century,” examines the many faces of the smile in Japanese art from the prehistoric Jomon Period until the Taisho Period (1912-1926). “All About Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art,” looks at the multifaceted role of humor in... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2007

Chikanobu: Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints

Yoshu Chikanobu, The Morning East Wind Clearing the Clouds of the Southwest (Okige no kum harau asagochi) 1877, Aoki Endowment Collection, Scripps College. POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) was a popular artist in the Meiji period, the era from 1868 to 1912 when Japan underwent rapid westernization and the emperor was reinstated as ruler. Like many other print designers of these years, Chikanobu worked with subjects of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, such as actors, courtesans, famous sites, and beautiful... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2007

Estampes japonaises modernes au Colby College Museum

Kiyoshi Saito, Japanese, 1907-1997, Wall of Kyoto, 1960, Color Woodblock, 36" x 25" WATERVILLE, ME.- The Colby College Museum of Art presents Modern Japanese Prints, on view through March 18. Organized by students in the Asian Museum Workshop, this exhibition explores Japan's struggle to achieve its own identity during 19th and 20th centuries. With a steady increase of Western influences during an era of World Wars, the Japanese esteem for Wa (harmony) was critically important in maintaining a dialogue between East... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2007

"Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World, 1690-­1850" au Kimbell Art Museum

Katsushika Oi, Three Women Playing Musical Instruments, c. 1818-44, hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection FORT WORTH, TX.- The first exhibition to highlight the world’s largest and finest collection of Japanese ukiyo-e paintings will be on view at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth from February 11 to April 29, 2007. "Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World, 1690-­1850" is drawn from the unrivaled holdings of the Museum of Fine... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2007

Japanese Nanga Masters at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Flowering Plum Trees in Mist. Ink and color on paper, pair of six fold screens, 60 x 141 ¼ inches [152.4 x 358.9 cm] each screen. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Purchased with the George W. Elkins Fund, E1969-1-1, 2. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition of works by the 18h century Japanese master of ink painting Ike Taiga (1723-1776) and his wife Tokuyama Gyokuran (1727-1784). The first exhibition in the United States to focus on Taiga, it will bring together key works from Japanese and... [Lire la suite]
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