The One about “Decoration never dies, anyway” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Part 3 – Yoshikazu Yamagata

Possibly the primary artist featured at the “Decoration never dies, anyway” exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is Yoshikazu Yamagata. For those not familiar with Yoshikazu’s work, may have seen it and not be aware of it.  His work was seen for Parco during the recent Christmas holiday season with girls dressed in red outfits. Featuring the “New Version from The Fashion show of the gods, the 2010 […]

The One about “Decoration never dies, anyway” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Part 2 – Kour Pour

As we featured in our first part of the “Decoration never dies, anyway” exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, there are more artists and their works I have yet to feature. So, let’s continue with my blog coverage from the exhibition! Featuring Kour Pour’s “Argo Navis” created in 2015-2016 featuring acrylic on canvas over panel, “Floating World” created in 2015-2017 featuring acrylic on canvas over panel.  And “Holy […]

The One about “Decoration never dies, anyway” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Part 1

In 1983, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum opened to the public. Located at the building that was the former residence of Prince and Princess Asaka and was influenced by studying in Paris in the 1920s. While I will discuss more about the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in the near future, I wanted to discuss their latest exhibition, “Decoration never dies, anyway”. The exhibit began on Novemer 18th and […]

The One about the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum at Ueno Park

In 1926, the first public music in Japan opened.  Known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and it is the go to museum for masterpieces from abroad and contemporary art are introduced. It’s current location is not the original museum, as the Tokyo Prefectural Museum at Ueno Park was too cramped.  So, an architect named Kunio Maekawa designed a new museum in Ueno Park.  And restoration to the building began […]

The One about the Okakura Tenshin Memorial Park Site of Okakura Tenshin’s Residence in Yanaka

Okakura Kakuzo (a.k.a. Okakura Tenshin) was a Japanese scholar who is known for the development of arts in Japan. Best known for his book “The Book of Tea”, Okakura was a scholar who learned English while attending a school which was operated by a Christian missionary named Dr. Curtis Hepburn.  At the age of 15, he was a student at Tokyo Imperial University in 1875 and studied under Harvard-educated professor […]

The One about the National Museum of Western Art in Ueno

I visited the National Museum of Western Art in Ueno Park.  I  went to check out the exhibit of German Renaissance painter and printmaker, Lucas Cranach the Elder. The building of the National Museum of Western Art was designed by Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret), one of the pioneers of modern architecture and was added in July 2016 to the World Heritage List along with other works by Le Corbusier “for […]

The One about Design Toscano Art Nouveau Poppy Princess Wall Pocket Planter Sculpture

As I have become familiar with Design Toscano products, with spring coming around, I have been interested in sculptures to put in our front garden and possibly another to be kept indoors. For those not familiar with Design Toscano, the company is a popular mail order company in America.  According to their profile, “Michael and Marilyn Stopka visited Paris and were awestruck by the Notre Dame Cathedral with its detailed […]

The One about LACMA

In 1920, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opened. Located on Wilshire Blvd. in the Miracle Mile area in Los Angeles, right next to La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States and has over 150,000 works that go as far back as ancient times to the present. I have been to this museum several times and I can tell you […]