British painter of Japanese birth. She studied at Wimbledon School of Art, London (1991–2) and Goldsmiths’ College, London (1993–5). Hasegawa came to prominence in the mid-1990s with large cut-out tableaux which bear idealized images of young people. Constructed from MDF and painted in gloss, they resemble displays from store windows. Initially she based her work on images of models that she took from magazines: ...
French term used to describe a range of European borrowings from Japanese art. It was coined in 1872 by the French critic, collector and printmaker Philippe Burty ‘to designate a new field of study—artistic, historic and ethnographic’, encompassing decorative objects with Japanese designs (similar to 18th-century ...
Japanese potter, calligrapher and medallist. At an early age he taught himself seal-carving and calligraphy, for which he won a prize in 1904; soon after he became a commercial calligrapher and medallist. In 1915 he had his first experience of decorating pottery at a kiln in the district of Hokuriku. In ...
Robert W. Bagley
Site in Hunyuan County, northern Shanxi Province, China. A tomb or hoard of Eastern Zhou (771–256
Chinese funerary wares made from the Han dynasty (206
County in Hunan Province, China, west of the city of Changsha. Several remarkable bronze vessels and bells of the late Shang Anyang phase (c. 1300–c. 1050
Small region contained within the large bend of the Yellow River where it passes through the southern central part of the modern Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China. Applied to a particular tradition of metalwork, the term designates the types of objects and the styles associated both with the Ordos proper and with adjoining regions in Inner Mongolia from the late 2nd to the late 1st millennia ...
British painter. She completed a foundation course at Croydon College of Art (1983–4), and a BFA at Goldsmiths’ College, London (1984–7). Her reputation was quickly established; a year after her inclusion in the exhibition Freeze (curated by fellow artist Damien Hirst in ...
Japanese installation artist active in England. She studied painting at the Tama Art University, Tokyo (1985–9), and then moved to London to take a foundation course (1990–91) and complete a BFA at Goldsmiths’ College, London (1991–4), followed by postgraduate study in sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (...
Japanese, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 19 March 1852, in Edo (Tokyo); died 10 October 1934, in Tokyo.
Sculptor. Buddhist subjects. Wood carving, bronze and metalwork.
Takamura Koun exhibited in Paris including at the 1900 Exposition Universelle, where he received a bronze medal. He sought to preserve the art of traditional Japanese wood carving....
Japanese, 20th century, male.
Born 1919, in Tokushima Prefecture; died 1986, in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Groups: Nihon Bijutsu-kai, Zen-Ei Bijutsu-kai.
After training as a goldsmith, Yamashita Ki- kuji studied painting in Tokyo from 1938. He worked in a Surrealist style often intermingled with elements of calligraphy. In ...
Chinese, 20th century, male.
Born in Guangdong.
Zheng Ke trained in France.