ARTS OF JAPAN: BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Arts of Japan: Head of a Guardian, Japan, Kamakura period, 13th century. Hinoki cypress wood with lacquer on cloth, pigment, rock crystal, metal, 22 56 x 26 x 35.4 cm, Brooklyn Museum, gift of Mr and Mrs Alastair B Martin, the Guennol Collection. All Photos: Brooklyn Museum

Asian Art Newspaper takes a look at the newly opened Arts of Japan gallery at Brooklyn Museum, New York, which features kimono, noh masks, teaware, Japanese prints, lacquerware, Shinto sculpture, and much more. Following a multiyear renovation and the reopening… Continue reading

NANGA PAINTING AND HYAKUSEN

Two Men in a Raft, Sakaki Hyakusen, circa 1740s, ink on paper, hanging scroll, 36 3/4 in, BAMPFA, private collection. Nanga Painting

Asian Art Newspaper discovers the work of Sakaki Hyakusen, the Japanese artist who established the Nanga School in 18th-century Japan, as well as works by Gion Nankai, Yanagisawa Kien and Yosa Buson. This is the first North American exhibition focused… Continue reading