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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03 février 2007

"Landscapes in Japanese Art" à la Freer Gallery of Art

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Freer Gallery of Art presents Landscapes in Japanese Art, on view through July 15, 2007. Landscapes signified more than the beauty of the natural world to the Japanese people who believed that their native gods had created the islands of Japan and come down to dwell in their mountains, rivers, and trees. Japanese artists developed distinctive styles of full-color painting that they often preferred to create images of the rounded, heavily forested hills that surrounded their ancient capital cities. From the... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2007

Estampes d'Utagawa Kuniyoshi au Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Minakuchi: the Story of Ôiko, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui). Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese). Japanese, Edo period, about 1845-1846 (Kôka 2-3). Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MA.- The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston presents Women of Renown: Female Heroes and Villains in the Prints of Utagawa Kuniyoshi... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2007

Armes et armures anciennes au Musée de l'Armée (5)

Armure japonaise en acier laqué et soie polychrome du XVIe siècle. © Musée de l'Armée. Seule l'Europe occidentale développa considérablement les armures métalliques. Au Japon par exemple, les armures des samouraïs étaient fabriquées en bois, en cuivre et en soie. Leur structure était constituée de lamelles, le plus souvent laquées, reliées par des cordons, et ce, jusqu'à la fin du XIXe siècle. En Inde, en Perse et en Turquie, les armures se composaient essentiellement de mailles, parfois renforcées par de petites... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2006

Museum de Lyon : Saint d'Orient

Probablement rapportée en France par Émile Guimet, à la fin du XIXe siècle, cette statuette représente un Rakan, saint de la plus vieille tradition bouddhiste. Il tient dans sa main une sébile pour la quête d’aumône. Statue d'homme, Japon, fin de l'époque Muromachi-époque Momoyama, XVIe siècle © Museum de Lyon
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