Asian Art

Edo Period Ogata Kōrin, Red and White Plum Blossoms, early 18th century, MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture - Edo Period Art History 101

Edo Period in 10 Words and 4 Schools of Painting

Edo Period in Japan lasted from 1603 to 1867/8. During this time the country was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate. Those 250 years were for Japan a...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 January 2022

Asian Art

Cats in Chinese Art

Who doesn’t love cats? Check out these cute and cuddly house cats, ferocious lions, and majestic tigers, created by Chinese...

Rucha Vijay Bodas 17 January 2022

Men praying by turbulent waters in a torrential downpour. Asian Art

Rain in Japanese Art

Although Japanese weather varies greatly across the archipelago, the abundance of rain throughout the year remains a common phenomenon across Japan.

Maya Tola 17 January 2022

The Palace Museum interior, Beijing, China - 7 amazing Chinese museums Museum Stories

7 Amazing Chinese Museums

While China is still generally closed to international travel, we can always virtually explore the great museums it has to offer. China has hundreds...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 January 2022

Asian Art

Nikko Toshogu Shrine: Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Among one of the most scenic areas of Japan, in the middle of the Honshu island, and at the foot of the Mt. Nantai volcano, lies the small city of...

Guest Profile 17 January 2022

Contemporary Art

Superfab, Superflat! The Most Renowned Works by Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist best known for his collaborations with multiple fashion brands and famous singers. You may know him from his 2019 collab with Billie Eilish, for the music video of You Should See Me in a Crown. His creativity is informed by traditional Japanese arts and modern Japanese pop culture. His artworks appeal both to the masses as well as collectors of fine art.

Rucha Vijay Bodas 17 January 2022

Women Artists

Mirror Mosaics and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922-2019) was a contemporary, Iranian artist who became a living legend while she was still alive. Her oeuvre...

Marga Patterson 11 January 2022

Asian Art

Colors Shimmering in the Light: Islamic Mosaics Panorama

One of the most characteristic aspects of early Islamic architecture all over the world is the abundant use of mosaics, both in secular and religious...

Magda Michalska 11 January 2022

Theater & Cinema

The Scenes You Might Know from Anime: Outstanding Prints of Hasui Kawase

Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) was one of Japan’s most important and prolific printmakers and artists of the late 19th and early-20th centuries. As a...

Isabella Hill 10 January 2022

Sculpture

Five Pioneering Modern Sculpture Artists of India

Sculptures have been a part of Indian culture since time immemorial. However, in the post-independent era in India, the practice of Indian modern...

Guest Profile 7 January 2022

Asian Art

The Warli Painting Artist Jivya Soma Mashe

Jivya Soma Mashe is an internationally acclaimed Warli painting artist. A tribal artist from India, Mashe was known for wonderful Warli paintings,...

Urvi Chheda 7 January 2022

Asian Art

Seven Famous Modern Indian Printmakers

Indian Printmaking traces its lineage from the narrative of the father of Indian modern art, Raja Ravi Verma, and his oleographs. Besides, Verma was...

Urvi Chheda 7 January 2022