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OF ART Staff writer As the oldest of the French Impressionist group, Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was seen by many artists as a role model. He was also the only artist whose work was featured in all eight "official" Impressionist exhibitions in Paris
OF ART Taking advantage of its long history and extensive collection of works, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art's latest exhibition has been curated to guide visitors on how to enjoy art. It proposes eight essential questions visitors should ask
OF ART Staff writer Picture-book illustrator Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974) is famous in Japan for her warm and gentle portraits of children. Her illustrations were popular in textbooks and magazines, and she often contributed to books for schools and
OF ART When Yoshiro Amitani (1923-1982) was studying at Kyoto University, he met the famous yoga (Western-style painting) artist Ryohei Koiso (1903-1988), whose studio he visited many times and whose work greatly inspired him. Amitani originally
OF ART Staff writer Hyogo Prefectural Museum presents the work of influential Japanese photographer, Nakaji Yasui (1903-1942), for its third exhibition in a series showcasing the museum's collection. In 2010, a new portfolio of Yasui's work, which
Keiji Uematsu, Jun Tsukawaki and Chu Enoki" BB Plaza Museum of Art Staff writer This show features three artists who use iron as the prime material for their works...Russia and Japan, uses hammering techniques to create large-scale iron works.
Kagawa Prefecture, is a Kobe-based contemporary artist who started his artistic career in the 1960s. He is known for his avant-garde public performances and the use of controversial motifs, such as guns and cannons. Much of Enoki's work is
Touch and Sense the Piece" is a series of exhibitions that began in 1989 with the aim of broadening the public's experience of art by focusing on works that don't rely simply on vision to be appreciated. This particular show introduces the work of
Works 1989-2010" BB Plaza Museum of Art Staff writer Kazuo Ishii tried his hand at oil painting while attending a night course at Kansai University but it didn't last. After that, he washed dishes and delivered newspapers to make his living.
Modern Paintings and Sculptures at Home and Abroad" BB Plaza Museum of Art "Mr. T's Collection" comprises around 300 art works that were acquired by an unnamed Kinki region-based art collector over a half-century. It includes modern and contemporary