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Robert Kushner: Wildflowers/Garden Flowers

Hannah Hoel | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Hannah Hoel

Complete with antiquated book interiors, Shakespeare, musical notes, dead Eastern languages, used Parisian metro tickets, Kushner's latest works brave the world as tousled beauties that speak of age and wisdom.

Eerie GIFs Capture Anonymous Japanese Group's Activities

Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts

Rrrrrrrroll is a project by group of friends from Japan. In an e-mail to HuffPost Arts, one of the members wrote, "We don't really have any specific r...

Insanely Surreal Body Art

Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

These days we are all a little jaded when it comes to special effects; even the most over-the-top of horror movie gore can't really bring on the goose...

Yayoi Kusama's Breathtaking, Bulbed Fireflies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama, Fireflies on the Water, 2002. Mirror, plexiglass, 150 lights and water, Overall: 111 x 144 1/2 x 144 1/2 in. (281.9 x 367 x 367 cm), a...

Neuroscience Meets Ancient Japanese Scrolls

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

Greg Dunn is a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania and an artist passionate about Japanese minimalist scrolls. While these inte...

WATCH: Robotic Body Part Will Astound And Terrify You

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.17.2012 | Home

The amalgamation of science and art can be beautiful. Other times: terrifying. Other times one wonders how an artist is able to find enough free time ...

Revisiting Childhood Fables

Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts

Fumi Nakamura's drawings contain all of the elements of a fairytale except the narrative flow itself. The drawings invoke the traditional characters w...

Not to Be Missed Japanese Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

One of Japan's most celebrated cultural treasures, "Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings" by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through April 29.

The Art of Kabuki, Japanese Theatre Costumes

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 06.04.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

The Fondation Pierre Berge - Yves Saint Laurent has devoted its 17th exhibition to Japanese theatre costumes, known as the Kabuki. The costumes tend to be extravagant and colorful, contributing to the flamboyance of the show.

NGA Displays Rare Japanese Paintings

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A 30-scroll set of nature paintings from the 1700s that's owned by Japan's royal family and considered a cultural treasure is being...

Happy Birthday, Yayoi Kusama!

Posted 04.19.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 83rd birthday of Japanese conceptual artist Yayoi Kusama. Kusama's lifetime dedication to her signature dots has covered a vast array ...

Messed Up Manga Meets The Armory

Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts

Kaikai Kiki Gallery's exhibit at the Armory Show 2012 gives a colorful glimpse of Japanese contemporary art, including some pretty mangled manga. ...

Can You See The Light?

Posted 03.02.2012 | Arts

Makoto Tojiki's "No Shadow" sculptures portray glowing humans and animals out of thousands of mesmerizing LED lights. The Japanese artist has always b...

Takashi Murakami's Ego Is Larger Than Life

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

Who would have thought otaku culture would make it to the Middle East? Takashi Murakami's latest exhibition, aptly titled "Ego," opens today in Do...

Skulls, Static, and Mannequins Heads

Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts

Maybe we have a secret soft spot for mannequin heads or maybe it's just our favorite weird video of the week, but "Motion Feel," the latest offering f...

Your Love Is Suffocating

Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts

Have you ever felt so connected to a lover that you felt like you had morphed into a single being? Have you ever felt so in love that you felt as if y...

Photographer Takes Her Bathtub Everywhere

Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts

There's nothing more relaxing after a long day at the office than taking a dip in a nice, hot bath. Unless of course, you are photographing your naked...

PHOTOS: Yoshitomo Nara's Amazing Artwork

Posted 01.12.2012 | Books

At first glance, it's kitschy. Cherubic and wide-eyed figures in baby blue dresses stare sweetly at the viewer. But when you scope out the details of ...

WATCH: You Won't Believe What This Artist Did To These Fish!

Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

Riusuke Fukahori is not one to take the easy route to realizing his vision. For his latest exhibition, "Goldfish Salvation," at ICN Gallery in London,...

WATCH: Robot Goes On Painting Spree

Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts

Japanese artists So Kanno and Takahiro Yamaguchi have created a robot that can wield a spray can like an automated Jackson Pollock. We're not saying i...

WATCH: Hip-Hop Artist's Project For Japan's Recovery

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

Earlier this month hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams teamed up with footwear company Palladium Bootsto compile individuals' stories from post-earthquak...

Takashi Murakami Doodles For Google | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

Japanese hipster-turned-multimillionaire artist Takashi Murakami’s trademark psychedelic flower faces, narcotized eyes, and menacing mouths have bee...

Short Takes: Hokusai's Great Wave; Yayoi Kusama's Dots; a Low-Tech iPad

Jane Chafin | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

2011-04-06-wave.jpgIn the aftermath of the recent disasters in Japan, this video about Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, is poignant.

Blog Watch: Artists Work To Help Rescue/Rebuild Japan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Like a lot of you I've been engrossed with the tragedy in Japan these past few days. It's easy to feel helpless when you're halfway around the world, ...

BLOG WATCH> 40 Years Of Japanese Protest Posters On Pink Tentacle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From radioactively mutated objects to flaming butterflies, the Japanese imagery of protest has developed its own unique themes. In this selection of p...