modern art

Find Out About This Japanese Artist Who Paints Pictures Using Microsoft Excel!

In Nagano, Japan, there is a unique artist by the name of Tatsuo Horiuchi. What makes his work exceptional is the fact that Horiuchi creates beautiful paintings using Microsoft Excel. Yes, you read that right! This 77-year-old Japanese man found another use for Excel, the basic computer program which is usually intended for graphs and…

Find Out About These 2 Unique Bullet Trains That You Should Ride In Japan!

The Shinkansen, or Japanese High-speed Bullet Train, which most visitors to Japan want to ride at least once during their trip, is one of the most impressive things about Japan. Usually, these innovative trains are majestic, very convenient, and excel at having excellent seating arrangements and other facilities. They also gain high speeds within minutes.…

Who is This Japanese Artist that Made Art by Breaking Through Sheets of Paper?

In the past, some people believed that art should be void of color, emotion, and individual expression. They started expressing their feelings through works of art that were light and spacious in nature. This led to the founding of the Zero Group. One of its founders was Saburo Murakami, a Japanese artist who was born…

3 Contemporary Artists From Japan That You Should Know About!

Contemporary art is everywhere and comes in many forms. Some people appreciate it, while others prefer more traditional work. Japanese contemporary art has been influenced by several underlying factors. Some of these have come about through traditions and historical events. The country is known for being home to many pioneering artists who have transformed and…

Admire the Quirks of Modern Art at the Towada Art Center in Aomori!

The city of Towada in Aomori Prefecture has been concentrating on promoting art in the city with its project called Arts Towada as a means of development. This project began in 2005 and the Art Center opened in 2008. The Towada Art Center, Street Furniture, and Art Square are the main parts of this project…

Don’t Miss This Modern and Colorful Wordless Performance in Kyoto

Imagine watching a show that does not involve the use of words. Would you be able to understand or enjoy it? As it is very likely when you are in Japan most performances that involve language would be (too) difficult to follow, this might be a great alternative. GEAR’s show in Kyoto is the first…

Discover the Art of ‘Nihonga’ at the Yamatane Museum of Art in Shibuya!

“Nihonga” is the term used for Japanese-style paintings made using traditional art styles and techniques. The Yamatane Museum of Art in Shibuya which has been founded by Taneji Yamazaki exhibits excellent nihonga done by artists who are working in creative and contemporary directions. A total of 6 to 7 exhibitions are being held every year…

14 Must-See Art Pieces at the Setouchi Triennale 2016 in Japan!

The Setouchi Triennale or Setouchi International Art Festival is an international modern art festival that takes place on the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, which separates the main island and Shikoku island of Japan. First held in 2010, this festival that takes place once every three years was made to bring back vitality to…

Check Out these Tasty-Looking Masterpieces by Japanese Lego Master Tary Nobu!

Lego has made its place into the hearts of many as a common childhood (and sometimes adulthood) toy. Although, many may even recall painful memories of accidentally stepping on to lego pieces that have been left lying around on the living room floor. However, Lego has always been a basic platform for the creative imagination!…
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