Japanese Art

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.
The course of this global pandemic has left many feeling shattered and searching for distraction. Derived from two small Japanese words meaning golden and joining, kintsugi is fundamentally about ‘…
Drawn from the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection and important private collections, this exhibition of the the Joryū Hanga Kyōkai unearths a critical, dynamic, and understudied episode of…
The Britsh Museum has recently added 103 previously unknown drawings to their Hokusai collection, which includes a version of his most famous work, The Great Wave.
An art form all its own, Japanese tattoos have both been influenced by the history of art, and shaped it.