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Paris and the Power of Impressionism: Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji

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Paris and the Power of Impressionism: Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji were both born in the nineteenth century and their common factors apply to the stunning art they produced and the richness of Paris which influenced both artists. They both also studied at the Ecole […]

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Japanese and European Art: Pierre Bonnard and Yasui Sotaro

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Japanese and European Art: Pierre Bonnard and Yasui Sotaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) and Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) bless the art world because of their respective creativity. Yasui Sotaro was born in the cultural city of Kyoto and just like Pierre Bonnard, the vibrant culture of Paris would play an important […]

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Tosa School of Japanese Art: Beauty, Culture and Wisdom

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Tosa School of Japanese Art: Beauty, Culture and Wisdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Tosa school of art will always leave a lasting impression on the art of Japan and highlight the richness of culture in this country. This applies to the natural beauty of this art form and the connection with the imperial court. […]

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Japanese Art in a Dramatic Period of History: Yokoyama Taikan

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Japanese Art in a Dramatic Period of History: Yokoyama Taikan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the year of the Meiji Restoration which was meant to usher in a period of new dynamics related to modernity. It is factual that many major changes did occur during […]

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Yokoyama Taikan and the Impact of Nationalism: Japanese Art

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Yokoyama Taikan and the Impact of Nationalism: Japanese Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the prefecture of Ibaraki but he moved to Tokyo in 1878. This period of history in Japan would witness many events because time didn’t stand still during the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods of […]

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Art Environment of Paris: Pierre Bonnard the le Nabi tres Japonard and Yasui Sotaro

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Art Environment of Paris: Pierre Bonnard the le Nabi tres Japonard and Yasui Sotaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) and Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) bless the art world because of their respective creativity. Yasui Sotaro was born in the cultural city of Kyoto and just like Pierre Bonnard the vibrant culture of […]

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English and Japanese Art: Stunning Landscapes and Shin Hanga

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English and Japanese Art: Stunning Landscapes and Shin Hanga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times John Constable and Ito Shinsui lived in vastly different societies and the time period between both is enormous. However, both artists provide an image of “the national spirit” within tranquility, beauty, nature, and a world which some people still yearn for. […]

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Japanese Art and the Individualism of Yorozu Tetsugoro

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Japanese Art and the Individualism of Yorozu Tetsugoro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art is extremely diverse and during the lifetime of Yorozu Tetsugoro he witnessed many changes (1885-1927) because the Meiji Period opened up Japan to new thought patterns. In the field of art this radically altered the art scene because the […]

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Impressionism and Art in Paris: Fujishima Takeji and Alfred Sisley

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Impressionism and Art in Paris: Fujishima Takeji and Alfred Sisley Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji were both born in the nineteenth century and their common factors apply to the stunning art they produced and the richness of Paris which influenced both artists. They both also studied at the Ecole des […]

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Japanese Art, Traditional Fashion and a Living Connection in Modern Japan

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Japanese Art, Traditional Fashion and a Living Connection in Modern Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art in Japan focused on many themes during its “golden period” in the Edo period and carried on into the Meiji era. The world of Japan comes alive visually within many areas of ukiyo-e art because of […]

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