Uemura Shoen was the pseudonym of Uemura Tsune, an important artist in Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period Japanese painting. To those who are not familiar with the history of Japan, the Meiji period starts at late 19th century and the Taisho and Showa cover almost all 20th century. Daughter Miyuki by Uemura Shoen -… Continue reading Who was Uemura Shoen?
Yayoi Kusama is one of my favourite contemporary artists. She was born in Matsumoto (Japan) and she is famous especially for her sculptures and installations. However, she is also active in painting, film, performance, fashion, poetry and other arts. Her work is very personal (autobiographical) and is based in conceptual art showing some characteristics of… Continue reading Infinity Mirror Rooms by Yayoi Kusama
The Japanese artist and writer, Yayoi Kusama, she is well-known for the polka dots motifs of her works. She has worked in a wide variety of media that includes painting, collage, soft sculpture, performance art, environmental installations in most of them she exhibits her interest in psychedelic colours, repetition and pattern. She’s a precursor of… Continue reading Polka dots