Japanese Art

Simplicity in structure and design is the key element in all of Ando’s commissions. His use of concrete consistently belies its density and he always seems to incorporate an airy weightless effect…
Although Takashi Murakami’s art typically appears happy and bright at first glance, the artist expertly wields cartoony symbols and fantastical imagery to make larger statements on topics such as…
The first exhibition in the U.S. exploring the history and art of Japanese silk braiding, or kumihimo (“braided cords”), the JAPAN HOUSE touring exhibition is produced by Yusoku Kumihimo Domyo (DOMYO…
In a perfectly paired yin-yang juxtaposition of exhibitions, two artists—Ana María Hernando and Yoshitomo Saito—show works inspired by nature, yet rendered in extremely different media.…
The forthcoming exhibition explores common approaches shared between Japanese and Scandinavian visual cultures. The show will feature 39 contemporary fiber and ceramic artists from Denmark, Finland,…
Considered a founder of Impressionism, Edgar Degas actually disliked the label, preferring Realist or Independent. Best known for his paintings and bronze sculptures, Degas was also a printmaker and…
For artistically-minded people, the ratio—or better yet, the divine proportion—might be easier to understand visually. Here are several examples of how the golden ratio can be applied to works from…
Art Nouveau was inspired by nature, spurred on by the Arts and Crafts movement, and served as a fundamental reaction against Industrialization.