‘Hokusai and Japonisme’: Intercultural Masterpieces on Display at the National Museum of Western Art until January 28

  Japonisme became popular among Western artists during the latter half of the 19th century. It was a huge movement in many areas of art, including painting and design. The art of ukiyo-e painter Hokusai (late Edo period) captivated impressionist artists who wanted to liberate themselves from traditional rules of art. The ongoing Hokusai and Japonisme exhibition […]

East Meets West: ‘Van Gogh & Japan’ Exhibit until January 8

  Ukiyo-e painter Hokusai from the late Edo period is considered in Europe to be so exceptional that artists will immediately think of ukiyo-e whenever his name is mentioned. However, ukiyo-e art by other artists, such as Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) and Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753–1806), also reached the West.   The Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van […]