Tag Archives: Cezanne

People, Places and Things in Japanese Prints

Chikanobu, Tango at the Chiyoda Palace, 1894 The new show at the Toshidama Gallery which opens on the 25th May 2018 has the apparently obvious title, People, Places and Things. I am a the director of the gallery and I … Continue reading

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Toyohara Kunichika – An Evaluation

The Actor Ichikawa Udanji as Ozawa Tomofusa 1882  The  woodblock prints of Toyohara Kunichika have become more visible over recent years than at any time since his death in 1900. This is partly because of the  publication in 1999 of … Continue reading

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Bathers and Echoes in Japanese Prints and Beyond

As regular readers will know, reference, allusion and quotation are an embedded part of Japanese visual culture. Indeed, the Chazen Museum of Art, Wisconsin recently put on a blockbuster show on this very theme, Competition and Collaboration: Japanese Prints of … Continue reading

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Cezanne and Hokusai and the Mountainous Motif

Here are two great artists of the nineteenth century – innovators, visionaries and both of them artists of great influence. Both Hokusai and Cezanne have in different ways exerted huge influence over the course of art, certainly in the west … Continue reading

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…or maybe that should be prints in Gauguin…Japanese prints, that is. There’s a big show of Paul Gauguin’s paintings at the Tate Gallery in London this month. He’s a little overlooked compared to contemporaries such as Van Gogh so the … Continue reading

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