japanese art

japanese art

Now You Can Download 2,500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’s expansive digitization efforts makes more art available to a larger public.
Diana Shi
6.18.17
craftsmanship

The Met's Japanese Bamboo Art Is a Flux of Beautiful Bending

The exhibit features bamboo artists from the Japanese periods of Meiji and Taishō.
Diana Shi
6.17.17
art history

Learn About Japan's "Third Gender" in a Fascinating Historical Art Exhibition

‘A Third Gender,' currently on view at the Japan Society in New York, explores the unique occurrence of an alternative gender of sorts in Edo period Japan.
Andrew Nunes
4.10.17
murals

Graffiti Meets Japanese Folk Art in Colorful Multimedia Murals

Muralist and painter Boy Kong draws from a variety of artistic wells for his multimedia works.
DJ Pangburn
3.15.17
Art

Holy Shit, These Japanese Woodblock Prints of Famous World Landmarks Are Incredible

The landscape prints of world-traveling printmaker Hiroshi Yoshida are on view at Ronin Gallery.
Beverly Bryan
1.28.17
Art

Supernatural Monsters Haunt in a Floating World

Ronin Gallery is showing its collection of modern and traditional Japanese woodblock prints in ‘Ghosts, Demons and the Bizarre’.
DJ Pangburn
1.2.17
Art

Rarely-Seen Samurai Weaponry Finally Goes on Display

Did you know the Japanese used stingray skin to wrap sword hilts?
Dan Gentile
12.17.16
Paris

Takashi Murakami Floods Paris with Effervescent Neo-Pop Art

The latest monographic show from iconic Japanese modern artist, Takashi Murakami, presses refresh on his signature, eclectic aesthetic.
Diana Shi
11.5.16
Art

[Premiere] How a 'Scream' of Post-War Japanese Art Pioneered Modernism

A new video revisits the Guggenheim’s seminal exhibition of postwar Japanese art ‘Scream Across the Sky’.
DJ Pangburn
10.26.16
Gaming

On ‘Ōkami’ at Ten Years Old: the Quintessential Ageless Video Game

Graphics so commonly date video games, badly, but the sense of style that Clover Studio brought to its 2006 adventure is truly timeless.
Holly Nielsen
7.11.16
Art

Psychedelic Polka Dots Color Kusama's Latest Show

The mega-artist's mesmerizing new exhibition features three new mirror rooms, pumpkin sculptures, and 'infinity net' paintings.
Kevin Holmes
5.31.16
Art

A Rare Work of Japanese Erotic Art Hits the Auction Block

Asia Week in New York means highly suggestive Japanese handscrolls are selling like hotcakes.
Catherine Chapman
3.16.16
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