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Modern Traditionalism in Architecture: Kenzo Tange’s Early Work

After the end of World War II, Japan saw drastic changes in many important elements of society including the economy,…

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Surface of the Water at Misaka in Kai Province

Title(s): Surface of the Water at Misaka in Kai Province; Reflection in Lake at Misaka in Kai Province (Kōshū Misaka…

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Rainstorm Beneath the Summit

Title(s): Rainstorm Beneath the Summit; Thunderstorm Beneath the Summit; Shower Below the Summit (Sanka hakuu), from the series Thirty-six Views of…

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Mask With Gold Foil

Title: Mask with gold foil Creator: Unknown Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 – 1046 BC Period: Bronze Age Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province (middle…

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Fasting Siddhartha

Title: Fasting Siddhartha Physical Location: Lahore Museum, Pakistan Location Created: Sikri (Gandhara Region), Khaibar Pakhtun Khuwa, Pakistan Physical Dimensions: W.21” H.33” D.10” Rights: Lahore Museum,…

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Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni

Title: Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni Period: Kushan period Date: 3rd–5th century Culture: Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Dimensions: H. 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm) Classification: Sculpture This…

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Gandhara Art, Emaciated Buddha Project

In art, while most seated Buddhas are always seen as healthy, happy, and peaceful looking, a number of rare sculptures…

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Transparent and Weightless: The Ethereal Architecture of Kazuyo Sejima

Carine DeBenedittis Exhibit Overview This exhibit examines three structures designed by SANAA, an architecture studio co-founded by the contemporary Japanese…

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(3) River Building at Grace Farms

Carine DeBenedittis Location: Connecticut, USA Date: 2015 Materials: wood, metal, glass Image link (1): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grace_Farms_11_-_view_of_the_serpentine_design_of_the_%22River_Building%22_complex_by_SANAA.jpg Image link (2): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Retreat_at_Grace_Farms,_CT_in_the_fall_of_2018._(32096657517).jpg Like…

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(2) Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009

Carine DeBenedittis Location: London, UK Date: 2009 Material: aluminum, other metals Image link (1): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Serpentine_Gallery_2009_Pavilion.JPG Image link (2): https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/AWSS35953_35953_29401333 This…

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(1) Koga Park Café

Carine DeBenedittis

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The Philosophy of Solitude in Japanese Zen Buddhist Landscape Painting

Wesoly Hanger – AHI 205 My goal in the exhibition and analysis of these artworks is to showcase the simple,…

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All Eyes on Murakami: Takashi Murakami and the ‘Superflat’ Take on Japanese Culture, Past and Present

Jason Houle and Hana Tanabe Exhibit Overview Born in 1962, Takashi Murakami grew up in a postwar Japanese society –…

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Murakami – wink

Creator: Takashi Murakami Title: wink Work Type: Paintings Date: 2001 Location: Exhibited at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Spring 2001 Material: Acrylic…

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Murakami – Jellyfish Eyes Cream

Creator: Takashi Murakami Title: Jellyfish Eyes Cream Work Type: Paintings Date: 2001 Location: Exhibited at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Spring 2001…

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Murakami – Melting DOB D

Creator: Takashi Murakami Title: Melting DOB D Work Type: Paintings Date: 2001 Location: Exhibited at Brooklyn Museum of Art, Spring…

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Murakami -Untitled Mushrooms and Flowers

Creator : Takashi Murakami Title: Untitled Work Type: Paintings Date: 2000 Location: Exhibited at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Fall 2000 Material:…

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Murakami – Castle of Tin Tin

Creator: Takashi Murakami Title: The Castle of Tin Tin Work Type: Paintings Date: 1998 Location:exhibited at Brooklyn Museum of Art,…

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Murakami – Mushroom Bomb

Creator: Takashi Murakami Title: Mushroom Bomb Work Type: Paintings Date: 2001 Location: Exhibited at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Spring2001 Material: acrylic…

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Ohara Koson Art Project

Ohara Koson, a Japanese painter and woodblock print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ohara Koson was…

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Works Cited Page

JSTOR ARTICLES Bailey, Kate. “A Note on Prussian Blue in Nineteenth-century Canton.” Studies in Conservation 57, no. 2 (2012): 116-21. Accessed May…

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WILLEM DE KOONING

WILLEM DE KOONING (1904-1997)Untitled XXIVoil on canvas77 x 88 in. (195.5 x 223.5 cm.)Painted in 1982. PROVENANCE: Estate of Willem…

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JOSEF ALBERS

Josef Albers (1888-1976)Homage to the Squaresigned with artist’s monogram and dated ‘A66′ (lower right); inscribed with a handwritten description of…

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ZAO WOU-KI

ZAO WOU-KI (1920 – 2013)19.11.59Kootz Gallery label affixed to the stretcher on the reverse signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in…

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ZHANG DAQIAN

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)Viewing the WaterfallScroll, mounted on wooden board and framed, ink and colour on paper134 x 68 cm. (52…

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“Hokusai’s Great Waves in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Visual Culture.”

By Christine M. E. Guth https://www.jstor.org/stable/23208270 KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)Kanagawa oki nami ura (Under the well of the Great Wave off…

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From Traditionalists Katsushika Hokusai and Zhang Daqian, To Post-War Masters Willem de Kooning, Zao Wou-Ki, Josef Albers, and Yves Klein.

Eastern and Western aesthetics in painting evoking emotion, abstraction and explosiveness in color and nature By: Isabella Di Scipio Each…

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Ohara Koson “Cat and Bowl of Goldfish”

A woodblock print by Ohara Koson, the print depicts a cat in a serious watching pose near a bowl of…

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Ohara Koson “Cockatoo on Pomegranate”

Painted by Ohara Koson, Cockatoo on Pomegranate is just that – a lifelike impression painted on a color woodblock print….

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Schist Head of the Fasting Buddha

The schist head of the fasting buddha is a bust of sorts that depicts Siddhartha who on his way to…

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Ohara Koson “Monkey reaching for the Moon”

In this piece of art, the image depicted is of a monkey reaching into a pond hoping to grab the…

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Schist head of the fasting Buddha

Title: Schist head of the fasting Buddha Date Created: 100/299 Dimensions: Height: 22.30cm; Width: 12.70cm; Diameter: 18.50cm; Weight: 7.00kg (estimated weight) Technique: carved Production…

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“Red” In Propaganda – Simon Song

Final Project Publication “Red” In Propaganda by Simon song This project aims to explore and analyze the used art element,…

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The Greek Origin of the Image of Buddha

Foucher, A. (1970, January 01). The beginnings of Buddhist art and other essays in Indian and CENTRAL-ASIAN Archaeology : FOUCHER,…

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American imperialism must be beaten!

Designer: Ha Qiongwen (哈琼文)1965, JulyAmerican imperialism must be beaten!Meidi bibai! (美帝必败!)Publisher: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)Size: 107×77 cm.Call number: BG G2/687 (IISH collection) There…

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The Origin of the Buddha Image

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. “The Origin of the Buddha Image.” The Art Bulletin 9, no. 4 (1927): 287-329. Accessed February 23,…

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Square lidded wine ewer with taotie, dragons, and birds

Title: Square lidded wine ewer with taotie, dragons, and birds Period: Early Western Zhou dynasty Dimension: H x W x D:…

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“Ritual Cong” AHI/EAS 104

Title: Ritual implement (cong), Date Created: approx. 3400-2200 BCE Location Created: China; Jiangsu province or Zhejiang province Physical Dimensions: H. 5.7 cm x W….

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Scene From Naval Battles in the Sino Japanese War

Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915?), Matsumoto Heikichi (woodcarver)Date Created: 1894Location: JapanPhysical Dimensions: 47 x 82.5 cmMedium: Woodblock Print on PaperPeriod: Meiji…

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Monsters, Water, and War: Beasts and Battles in Japanese Art and Culture

The exhibition Monsters, Water, and War examines the influence of folk tales and military history  on the art and culture…

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Kiyohime, Emerging from the Hidaka River, Turning into a Serpent

Creator: Tsukioka YoshitoshiDate Created: 1865, 9th monthLocation: JapanPhysical Dimensions: Image: 13 11/16 x 9 1/2 in. (34.8 x 24.1 cm);…

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The Hiroshima Panels and Post-Atomic Bomb Art in Japan

Finn Boed and Spencer Crough “The Hiroshima Panels” are in the context of the years-long aftermath following the atomic bombing…

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Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, CA

Location: Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA Architect: Makoto Hagiwara Built: Initially began in 1894 The Japanese Tea Garden…

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IX Yaizu

Title: IX Yaizu (ninth of the series, Hiroshima Panels) Creator: Maruki Iri, Maruki Toshi Date: 1955 Period: Post-WWII US Occupation…

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Geishas and Animals in Japanese Woodblock Prints from the 17th Century to the 21st

What are Japanese Woodblock Prints? Most people probably know Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura (The Great Wave). This is one of…

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Belief in God: Why People Believe, and Why They Don’t

Mercier, Brett, Stephanie R. Kramer, and Azim F. Shariff. “Belief in God: Why People Believe, and Why They Don’t.” Current…

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“Japanese Prints 1868–2008”

Smith, Lawrence. “Japanese Prints 1868–2008.” Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000, edited by J. Thomas Rimer, by Toshiko…

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Two Women Writing

Artist: Kikukawa Eizan Date Created: 1850s Location: Japan Medium: Woodblock print; ink and color on paper Historical Period: Edo Era…

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Movie Poster for 1954 Japanese film Godzilla

Creator: (東宝株式会社, Tōhō Kabushiki-kaisha)  Date Created: 1954 Period: Postwar Period © 1954 – movie poster made by Toho Company Ltd. …

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Two Women

Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro Date Created: 1790s-1800s Location: Japan Medium: Woodblock print; ink and color on paper Historical Period: Edo Era…