Dennis A. Amith

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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 his outstanding contribution to the […]

The One about the Portrait of Madame Paul Duchesne-Fournet, 1879 by Jean-Jacques Henner

When I visit LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), I’m often drawn to the oil on canvas painting of the “Portrait of Madame Paul Duchesne-Fournet, 1879” by Jean-Jacques Henner. Henner is a French painter who was known for using sfumato (one of the four canonical painting modes of Renaissance art and is derived from the word “fume”) and chiaroscuro (one of the four canonical painting modes of Renaissance art and is the use of […]

The One about the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture

For over 20 years, the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture(formerly known as the Ruth & Sherman Lee Institute for Japanese Art at the Clark Center) in Hanford, California, has provided magnificent exhibitions of artwork to many people in the local area but also many who travel to see artwork that you will never see at many of the major art museums in the country. Founded by Willard “Bill” Clark and Elizabeth “Libby” Clark, […]