Looking Within Shadows and Spaces – The Nature of Japanese Art, Part Two

  Please see The Nature of Japanese Art, Part One (September 2019) for background information about the influence of Shintoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism on Japanese art. Images and text are best viewed on a wide screen. ◊ Japanese artist Nikyoko Ikuta uses only two materials in her work: glass and light. “I am captivated by the […]

“I tell my heart to go ahead.” – Artist Horace Pippin

Horace Pippin painted the memories that lingered. Some were terrifyingly painful. Others recalled the ease of a lazy Sunday morning breakfast. Of his approximately 130 works, the Philadelphia Museum of Art owns several, which include his first and his last paintings. It’s not a typical story: Pippin had no formal art training and created his […]