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Special to The Japan Times The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum is deceptive in more ways than one. Not only is it a lot younger than it looks it was built in 2009 as a recreation of a Meiji Era building but the interior doesn't quite match the exterior.
Staff writer It was not until the middle of the 19th century that the world began to re-appreciate the talent of Jean-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779), with artists such as Edouard Manet and Paul Cezanne citing him as a major influence. Unlike Johannes
Harmless fun ... detail from Tom Gidley's Analyst in Spring 2. Photograph: Courtesy of Paradise Row Exhibition of the week: Tom Gidley The art of Tom Gidley is pleasant and diverting...As in a Private Eye cartoon , critics enthuse about "disturbing"
Christie's auction house has branched out into exhibitions in an attempt to increase its share of the private market. Photograph: Dave Thomson/AP There is a 15ft tall pack of cigarettes on the lawn of one of the grandest stately homes in the south of
In his left hand, the boy holds a playing card, an ace of hearts. He studies it, his lips pursed as though the red symbol on the card is their imprint. The boy is not interested in kissing, though the neglected gaming-chips on the table spell out the
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston announced today that Life Trustee and former chairwoman Isabel Brown Wilson has died at age 80...Brown and Alice Pratt Brown, became a trustee in 1979 and was elected chairwoman in 2001. While her mother was the first
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin was a doggedly persistent painter. He was at work during the Age of Enlightenment when notions of what constituted the real were shifting...What we should do instead is to name the actual humdrum objects that he painted:
We stop in front of a Chardin as if by instinct, wrote Diderot in his review of the Paris Salon of 1767, like a traveler weary of the road choosing, almost without realizing, a place that offers a grassy seat, silence, water and cool shade. Jean-
Experts in this central Italian city are hard at work preparing for Italy's first ever show on one of France's most influential artists, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779). The exhibition at Ferrara's Palazzo dei Diamanti is not due to start