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Katsuhika Hokusai

Sex And Pleasure In Traditional Japanese Art (NSFW)

Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts

One of the most unabashedly erotic images to ever grace the pages of an art history book came from the woodblock of iconic Japanese artist Katsushika ...

Crisis and Transformation in the Art of Karen Kaapcke

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Kaapcke's self-excavation throws us into contact with this deep wellspring of art. That's why the work jumps to life.

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.

Los Angeles County Museum on Fire: Bert Cooper's Freaky Octopus Picture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mad Men is one of the few TV series in which the creators know something about art (unlike, say, Work of Art). Not only are the Sterling Cooper office...