japanese art

200 Japanese Woodblock Prints From Over Two Centuries in One Book

200 Japanese Woodblock Prints From Over Two Centuries in One Book

If you love Japanese art, this recent book release from Taschen is sure to pique your interest. Titled Japanese Woodblock Prints (1680- 1983), the 622-page hardcover edition chronicles over two
Artist Paints Spherical Canvases with Photorealistic Scenes of Japanese Suburbia

Artist Paints Spherical Canvases with Photorealistic Scenes of Japanese Suburbia

All artists can attest to the fact that inspiration comes from many sources. Luckily, there are times when you don’t have to go very far to find it. Japanese artist Daisuke Samejima found inspiration
An Interview with Cookie, Japan's Favorite Comedian-Turned-Artist

An Interview with Cookie, Japan's Favorite Comedian-Turned-Artist

Ahead of his debut at Artexpo in New York, we talked to Nikuguso Tarou about art, comedy, and keeping it 'kawaii.'

The Largest Collection of Japanese Prints in the US Is Moving House

Ronin Gallery, one of the leading sellers of Japanese prints with the largest collection in the US, will move into Bryant Park's Engineer's Club building.

Illustrator Lets Japan’s Golden Autumnal Leaves Color in His Kimono Drawings

君に見せたいもの pic.twitter.com/yAaoPRJAuD — 古鉄@蕎麦にハマる (@kotetsu_of) November 17, 2018 One of the oldest and most iconic Japanese garments, the kimono is often adorned with nature inspired motifs and
Hand-Embroidered Temari Balls Feature Strikingly Intricate Patterns

Hand-Embroidered Temari Balls Feature Strikingly Intricate Patterns

For centuries, temari balls have been a folk-art favorite in Japan. These exquisitely embroidered orbs are renowned for their eye-catching patterns and bright color palettes. Inspired by this age-old

Yayoi Kusama’s Work From a Different Angle

Much of Yayoi Kusama‘s work draws inspiration from her lifelong hallucinations, obsessive-compulsive behavior and fears, with her narratives oftentimes firmly based around mental health. While the
Japanese Artist Masters the Art of Painting Waterfalls in Motion

Japanese Artist Masters the Art of Painting Waterfalls in Motion

Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju is known for his captivating, large-scale waterfall paintings. The artist is one of the few remaining masters of nihonga painting, a traditional Japanese style that’s
Contemporary Woodblock Prints Reimagine David Bowie as Mystical Japanese Legends

Contemporary Woodblock Prints Reimagine David Bowie as Mystical Japanese Legends

When David Bowie died in 2016, fan tributes in all shapes and sizes started appearing in cities across the world to celebrate his music and life. Laid flowers, street art murals, and public
Doc Martens Releases ‘Eastern Art’ Collection Inspired by Japanese Paintings

Doc Martens Releases ‘Eastern Art’ Collection Inspired by Japanese Paintings

Lovers of Japanese art who like to be creative with their footwear will be thrilled to learn that Dr. Martens has recently released an “Eastern Art” edition of their classic 1460 Pascal boots and 1461
Golden Paintings of Elegant Women Draw Inspiration From Artist’s Own Mixed Heritage

Golden Paintings of Elegant Women Draw Inspiration From Artist’s Own Mixed Heritage

Vancouver-based artist Lauren Brevner creates mesmerizing mixed media portraits of women. Employing an eclectic range of mediums, her work blurs the line between cutting-edge contemporary painting and
Artist Takes Months to Capture Every Detail of Japanese Women in Ethereal Oil Paintings

Artist Takes Months to Capture Every Detail of Japanese Women in Ethereal Oil Paintings

At first glance, these portraits of Japanese women look like a series of stunning photographs. However, it might surprise you to find out that they weren’t captured through a camera lens—instead, they
This Artist’s Energetic Manga-Style “Illustrations” Aren’t Drawings At All

This Artist’s Energetic Manga-Style “Illustrations” Aren’t Drawings At All

For fans of manga art, you might look at this image of two racing cars and think it’s an illustration from the famous Initial D series by Shuichi Shigeno—a story about illegal Japanese street racing,
Artist Transforms Found Stones Into Animals You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

Artist Transforms Found Stones Into Animals You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

Japanese artist Akie Nakata (known simply as Akie) turns found stones and rocks into adorable animal paintings you can hold in the palm of your hand. Inspired by the natural shapes of each stone she
Japanese Artist Embroiders Miniature Meals You Can Actually Play With

Japanese Artist Embroiders Miniature Meals You Can Actually Play With

When it comes to textile art, we thought we’d seen it all, but Japanese artist ipnot’s miniature food embroidery designs show there’s no limit to innovation with a needle and thread. ipnot was drawn
Everything You Need to Know About Hokusai, the Painter of ‘The Great Wave’

Everything You Need to Know About Hokusai, the Painter of ‘The Great Wave’

While most people instantly recognize The Great Wave off Kanagawa, some may not know anything about its eccentric creator, Katsushika Hokusai. Having produced a colossal volume of around 30,000 works
How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists

How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists

Widely known as the first modern art movement, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent forms of art today. While much of the groundbreaking genre was impressively original,
Japanese Artist Crafts Miniature Antique Dollhouse Furniture by Hand

Japanese Artist Crafts Miniature Antique Dollhouse Furniture by Hand

Miniaturization has a long history in Japan, dating back thousands of years. Classic examples include bonsai trees, and more recently technology, such as mobile phones. Almost anything seems suitable
Japanese Architect Adds Eco-Friendly “Cultural Village” to Portland’s Japanese Garden

Japanese Architect Adds Eco-Friendly “Cultural Village” to Portland’s Japanese Garden

First designed in 1963, the Portland Japanese Garden was declared “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan” by Nobuo Matsunaga, the former Ambassador of Japan.

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: R&B Diva to Save Distant Brown Dwarf Star

Much like Paddy's experience of the Whitney Biennial, New York's art scene this week is dominated by the political with a healthy smattering of painterly painting, ubiquitous identity politics, and