The 20th century was an important time in Japanese art due to the shifting attitudes to Japanese culture and history within Art. There was a greater desire to look to the present and the beauty of the image for a western market, rather than the significance of the past. Many even left Japan to study and develop in the US and Europe.
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The London group of the mid-20th century is one of great influence in British and European art. There are some names here that jump out as modern masters and household names – such as Hockney, Bacon and Freud. One that is less well-known is Paula Rego.
The aim is to use these works to gain a little insight into the way that these creatures used to be portrayed, their importance in the culture of the time, and any similarities to modern perceptions. Some of these creatures are both familiar and strange at the same time.
This expo runs at the Parc des Expos de la Porte de Versailles for 5 days near the beginning of November – the 8th to the 12th – and promise to be another hit. Come down for a while, or maybe even each day, to see what is on offer.
The Musée d’Orsay and the Musée national Picasso-Paris have come together to create an exhibition called Picasso: Blue and Rose. The show covers a small period between 1900-1906, one forgotten by many critics and galleries.