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Adrift in the Floating World at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I'm glad to say the exhibitions do not overlook the sordid side of the lives of the some 4,000 women -- both courtesans and street prostitutes -- who lived and worked and usually never escaped the Yoshiwara. The context is everything. But by now, so is the art. I say don't miss it.

Centuries Before Memes, There Were The LOLCats Of Japanese Woodprints

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.26.2015 | Arts

Before the age of memedom -- before LOLcats and Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat and Henri, le Chat Noir -- there was ukiyo-e. Typically, we associate the c...

9 Key Terms You Should Know Before Seeing The Massive Hokusai Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.10.2014 | Arts

Hokusai, the 18th century Japanese artist, created a dizzying amount of artwork throughout his lifetime. Working primarily in woodblock prints, though...

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 ...

Remixed Prints From Modern Japan

Posted 03.10.2013 | Arts

The classic example of Japanese art may be "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai, where a dangerous swell rises above two helpless boats...

Art Students League's "Scroll for Japan" to Benefit Tsunami Disaster

Jim Luce | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

The Art Students League of New York, one of America's premier art schools, will be unveiling Baptism of Concrete Estuary, an amazing and historic 30-f...

Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: A Luscious -- and Affordable -- Must-Have Art Book

Jane Chafin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

As soon as I saw Taschen's luscious volumeHiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo in a museum gift shop, I knew I had to have it.

Made in L.A.: This Artweek.LA (October 10-16, 2011)

Bill Bush | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush