Saturday, January 1, 2011

Van Gogh: The Adventure of Becoming an Artist Opens at Kyusyu National Museum

[A three dimension life size reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's "The Bedroom" is on display during a preview held ahead of the exhibition of his works at the Kyushu National Museum in Dazaifu, southwestern Japan. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter's 36 oil paintings along with 32 prints and drawings are touring three Japanese cities of Tokyo, Dazaifu and Nagoya from October to April 2011 for a series of exhibitions, marking the 120th anniversary of his death. AP Photo/Kyodo News, Kazufumi Nagao]


Hels said...

I have heard that Japanese art collectors are particularly interested in Van Gogh. And other impressionists and post-impressionists. Why do you think this is?

Hermes said...

Not sure but some of the colours and lines remind me of Japanese prints. I have a little knowledge of Chinese opera and martial arts but feel ignorant of the painted arts. So much, so little time. Have a good 2011.

Tim Brown said...

Impressionists and Post-impressionists were greatly influenced by Japanese prints. The cross-cultural influences are still appreciated event today.