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Back Issue -3 August 2006-
Tsugouharu Foujita: A Catholic Oeuvre
Tsugouharu Foujita: A Catholic Oeuvre
Matthew Larking
Arguably Japan's only painter of international repute before World War II, Tsugouharu Foujita (Leonard Foujita, 1886-1968) criticized his pioneering avant-garde compatriot Jiro Yoshihara's skittish borrowings from the repertory of artistic styles as being "too influenced by others." Yoshihara shifted from expressive realism to Bauhaus and Russian Constructivist inspired works, took to a neo-expressionist primitive style, and ended up in abstraction. Foujita was just as eclectic. more...
Shuhei Endo and Sou Fujimoto: “New Geometry Architecture”
Shuhei Endo and Sou Fujimoto: "New Geometry Architecture"
Thomas Daniell
The gallery in the Kirin Plaza building, Shin Takamatsu's brooding masterpiece at the commercial heart of Osaka, has long provided a generous and hospitable venue for avant-garde art. In recent years, with architecture critic and historian Taro Igarashi as part of the curatorial team, exhibitions on avant-garde architecture have also become relatively frequent. more...
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