Glass artist brings Japanese sensibility to Venetian lace technique: Ushio Konishi
Sep18

Glass artist brings Japanese sensibility to Venetian lace technique: Ushio Konishi

One of Japan’s more established contemporary glass artists, Ushio Konishi, is a world leader in the Venetian lace glass technique. This involves creating glass rods with a ‘lace’ pattern before blowing and shaping the final piece. The rods, also known as glass canes, are made by skillfully and delicately twisting molten glass of different colours, resulting in interwoven filaments running down the centre. The rods are then used to...

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How Art Historians Cracked the Case of Enigmatic Japanese Painter Hasegawa Tōhaku
Sep03

How Art Historians Cracked the Case of Enigmatic Japanese Painter Hasegawa Tōhaku

From Artsy.net:  by Allison Meier Hasegawa Tōhaku’s legacy has played out like an art-historical whodunit—which is precisely why Dr. Miyeko Murase, former special consultant in Japanese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and professor emerita at Columbia University, found it so fascinating. “I thought, this reads like a detective story,” she told Artsy, “and I like detective stories.” This 16th-century Japanese artist has long been...

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When Art Met Craft in Meiji Era Japan
Sep01

When Art Met Craft in Meiji Era Japan

From the Japan Times When art met craft in Meiji Era Japan...

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