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Mount Fuji is a sacred mountain for the Japanese and a kind of landmark for Japan. The cone-shaped mountain has been a favorite subject for Japanese artists since the early 19th century. Osamu Sugiyama, one of my favorite contemporary Japanese printmakers has published the first designs of a series of 10 views of Mount Fuji.
10 Views of Mount Fuji by Osamu Sugiyama
Gao Yuanhoa's art works are a symbiosis of an impeccable mastership of oil painting techniques on the one hand and on the fascination of his nature subjects and compositions. That has won him not only a regular attendance in such renowned art exhibitions like the Beijing Art Expo, but has won him also a faithful fan community of art collectors.
Artist resume of Gao Yuanhoa
This page provides some information how to find dealers of Japanese prints, how they are organized and some comments on artelino's directory of worldwide ukiyo-e dealers.
Directory of dealers of Japanese prints
The art of Japanese painting is full of mesmerizing Asian charm when you look at it from a purely decorative view. But it is also a subject that can be a bit confusing for novices when you want to learn more about it. Different painting schools and styles, a variety of different media, the deep roots in Zen Buddhism and the use of specific terms from the Japanese language make this art form not always easily accessible for Westerners.
After a period of nearly hundred years of civil wars, called the Warring States (Sengoku) period, Oda Nobunaga prepared the ground for the unification of Japan under one rule. He achieved his goals with utmost ruthlessness and streams of blood. He was assassinated by one of his generals before he could finish the job.
Oda Nobunaga - Shogun of Japan
Mary Cassatt is well-known in North America but not that much in Europe. Is it because she was a woman and an American? Her beautiful art work has earned her a place in the pantheon of the great Impressionist artists.
Biography of Mary Cassatt
Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903, was born in Paris as the son of a jounalist and a Peruvian mother. When the family had to leave France for political reasons, Paul's father died during the sea voyage to Peru. And Gauguin was nineteen
years old, when he lost his mother.
Paul Gauguin Biography
This article could be titled soemthing like 'Latest blog from Songzhuang artist village'. It is based on a letter and photos that I have received by an artist and friend of mine who has lived in Songzhuang artist village for several years, and who has greatly helped to make artelino's first Grand Auction of Chinese paintings (Feb 12-19, 2012) possible.
Blog from Songzhuang artist village
Mr. Zhang Liufeng is one of my favorite contemporary Chinese artists. I have several of his paintings in my own personal collection. I like his surreal subjects and I admire his great mastership in painting textures.
Zhang Liufeng - Painter and Printmaker
Fumio Fujita is a major artist of Japanese post-war woodblock printmaking. During more recent years his reputation has suffered in my view by stereotype, repetitive images of white-bark trees. This may have built a wrong image of the artist. In reality his works are quite diverse and full of creativity.
Fumio Fujita - Biography