Kyoto is a birth place of traditional arts, crafts and performances of Japan,
and has been maintaining its tradition with the coming of the new age.
Here GTK'd like to introduce the monthly art highlights, museums, creators etc.
Copyright: Paul Cézanne《Still Life with a Curtain》1894-1895 ©Photo: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2012 Copyright: Henri Rousseau《View of the Fortifications from the Porte de Vanves》1909 ©Photo: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2012 This exhibition displays 89 masterpieces of European art from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, one of [...]
Akira Yamaguchi, born in 1969, is a unique Japanese painter who creates the new style of oil paintings look like the woodblock printings. Take a look at the picture above. Its looking is a kind of ukiyoe which was painted in the Edo era, but the characters in it are mixed with the past, the [...]
Copyright@ ガレナ釉筒描グリフォン文大皿（1952年）アサヒビール大山崎山荘美術館蔵 撮影：四方邦熈, Large plate, slipped design of griffon, galena glaze Copyright@ 緑釉櫛描水注（1954年）日本民藝館蔵, Pitcher, combed design, green glaze Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was a potter who grew up in Japan and studied ceramic under Kenzan Ogata. He was influenced by Muneyoshi Yanagi who was the leader of the folkcraft movements and had a friendship with famous Japanese [...]
El Greco is said to be one of three great painters in Spain, with Velázquez and Goya. However, Spain is the place where he had stayed on his latter life until his death, 1614. He was born in Crete Island, Greek in 1541. He had started to work as an iconic painter in Greek. And [...]
This exhibition will feature 100 works of Marc Chagall (1887-1985) with the theme of “The Love Story”. The highlight of the exhibition is the wall painting with 8m in width which Chagall painted for National Jewish Theater in Moscow when he was 33. Enjoy the colorful and poetic world of Chagall!
Copyright@ ≪鮭≫ 重要文化財 東京藝術大学蔵 1877年頃 Every Japanese people may remember the textbook in their school days when they look at the painting with images of salmon above. This famous painting, “Salmon” was painted by Yuichi TAKAHASHI who was representative western-style painter in the Meiji era. Not only he painted, but also he opened a painting school, organized exhibition [...]
TSUJIMURA Jusaburo, born in 1933, is not only a famous artist to make dolls but also an art director of films and theater. This exhibition will feature about 85 dolls with the theme of Japanese famous ancient novel, Tale of Heike. His new works with images of Buddha and the twelve signs of the Chinese [...]
This exhibition is cooperated by Adachi Museum in Shimane Pref. which is famous for a collection of Yokoyama Taikan’s pantings. He was a popular painter of Japanese painting who painted mainly the landscapes and four seasons. You can enjoy the magnificent and sophisticated Japanese landscapes of his 41 works.
Copyright: 重要文化財 埴輪鹿 古墳時代 平所遺跡 島根県教育委員会蔵 Copyright: 重要文化財 宇豆柱 鎌倉時代 出雲大社境内遺跡 出雲大社蔵 Copyright: 重要文化財 銅戈・硬玉勾玉 弥生時代 真名井遺跡 出雲大社蔵 This exhibition commemorates the 1300th anniversary of the compilation of Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters). Next year, 2013, the grand installation ceremony of Izumo Taisha Shrine in Shimane Prefecture will be held. This time treasures from the [...]
Copyright : 型紙 菊唐草 1856（安政3）年 東京藝術大学 Copyright : 型紙 雪輪菱に花と芭蕉 住宅デザイン・建築博物館(MoDA) © MoDA, Middlesex University Japanese KATAGAMI (Stencil paper) has been appreciated as rich and sophisticated design and collected in western countries since in the late 19th century. Bold deformation with the motifs of nature and geometric pattern of KATAGAMI had been brought in the art and design reform [...]