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  • Fumiko Imano's Twin Photographs

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-02 #news
    Fumiko Imano's Twin Photographs

    How would you like to have an instant twin, your wacky moments together immortalized on a photograph? Let Japanese photographer and artist Fumiko Imano show you how.

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  • Miniature Origami Creations

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-03
    Miniature Origami Creations

    Origami, the art of paper folding, has been around since the 17th century AD. Many get into this type of paper craft but not all are successful. Anja Markiewicz, an artist from Germany, also has origami creations. The difference is that her origami pieces are miniature in size.

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  • Don Hong-Oai’s Asian Pictorialism

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-05
    Don Hong-Oai’s Asian Pictorialism

    Don Hong-Oai was a Chinese photographer who only gained popularity a few years before his death. His photos are described as Asian pictorialism, which constitute traditional Chinese elements similar to oriental paintings.

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  • Stereoviews of Meiji Period

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-17
    Stereoviews of Meiji Period

    Stereoscopy is an imaging technique that creates the illusion of depth that comes across as three-dimensional. In the late 19th century, Japanese photographer T. Enami shot some 3D stereoviews of Japan during the Meiji Period.

  • Shomei Tomatsu: 11:02 Nagasaki

    written by marthasmarvels on 2012-01-12
    Shomei Tomatsu: 11:02 Nagasaki

    In his career as a photographer, Shomei Tomatsu has shot many powerful images, documenting post-war Japan. One of his most famous series of photographs was a selection of photos he shot of Nagasaki following the bombing. He charted not only the still present damage to the city itself but through dramatic black and white photographs the scars on the human victims of the bomb.

  • Korea in Kodachrome

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-04
    Korea in Kodachrome

    In 1955, engineer Michael King was sent to Korea for his national service. While he was there, he was able to document the lives of the citizens after the war. Take a look at some of his Kodachrome photos after the jump.

  • Sagaki Keita: Doodling Classical Art

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-10
    Sagaki Keita: Doodling Classical Art

    It’s hard to imagine how much time Japanese artist Sagaki Keita spends on creating his doodles of Greek sculptures and other works of art. Upon careful inspection, you might notice something different from his work.

  • Katsushika Hokusai: 250th Anniversary Exhibition

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-06 #news
    Katsushika Hokusai: 250th Anniversary Exhibition

    Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter from the Edo period. He is known as one of the influences for renowned artists, such as Monet and Picasso. Learn more about his work and details for the exhibition after the break.

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  • Horoji Kubota: Far East Photographer

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-04
    Horoji Kubota: Far East Photographer

    Horoji Kubota is a Japanese photographer who lived in the United States but eventually went back to his homeland to revisit his roots. Learn more about him and see his work after the break.

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  • Naoto Hattori: Surrealist Paintings

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-11
    Naoto Hattori: Surrealist Paintings

    At first glance, one would think that Naoto Hattori’s paintings were created digitally. When inspected up close, you can see that his work is actually created with acrylic paint. Learn more after the break.

  • Yoshimasa Tsuchiya: Private Myth

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-10
    Yoshimasa Tsuchiya: Private Myth

    Japanese sculptor Yoshimasa Tsuchiya works with wood to create life-size majestic creatures conjured by his imagination. See more of his work after the break.

  • Yosuke Ueno's Art: Not for the Color Blind

    written by emulsional on 2012-01-10 #news
    Yosuke Ueno's Art: Not for the Color Blind

    According to Yosuke Ueno, a versatile visual artist from Japan, art is a significant tool for communication. The reason why he keeps on drawing is because people enjoy his work. Find out why after the jump!

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  • Never Sorry: An Ai Wei Wei Documentary

    written by emulsional on 2012-01-29 #news #videos
    Never Sorry: An Ai Wei Wei Documentary

    Ai Wei Wei is one of China's most influential artists to date and is considered to be Beijing's Andy Warhol. In this documentary, his personal life and courageous works are tackled and revealed. Know more about Ai Wei Wei after the break...

  • Lieko Shiga: Experiments With Light

    written by marthasmarvels on 2012-01-24
    Lieko Shiga: Experiments With Light

    Since graduating from the Chelsea School of Art and Design in 2004, Lieko Shiga has made four series of photographs that are unique in their inventiveness and imagery. Her work Lilly, for example, draws its influence from the early days of photography, creating ethereal and otherworldly images.

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  • Lomography Day Trips: Shanghai, China

    written by geegraphy on 2013-04-24 #places
    Lomography Day Trips: Shanghai, China

    Historically, Shanghai has always been a major trading town, thanks to its strategic and favourable location as a port. Now, it’s time take a closer look at this glorious city in the East, Lomography-style!

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  • Nu Ryu: Oil on Canvas

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-30
    Nu Ryu: Oil on Canvas

    Korean artist Nu Ryu creates some of the most whimsical paintings on canvas. The fanciful elements found on his artwork create another world for viewers. See some images and learn more about the inspiration behind them after the break.

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  • Ceramic Skulls: Predictive Dream Series

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-05
    Ceramic Skulls: Predictive Dream Series

    Japanese sculptor Katsuyo Aoki uses ceramic as a medium to create her one-of-a-kind pieces. For her series ‘Predictive Dream’, she created various skulls with intricate details.

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  • Kawanabe Kyosai: Artwork From the 1870’s

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-03
    Kawanabe Kyosai: Artwork From the 1870’s

    Kawanabe Kyosai was a renowned Japanese artist known for his dark paintings. View some of his commissioned works after the break.

  • Macau in Black and White: A Blend of East and West, Past and Present

    written by shuttersentinel17 on 2012-04-10 #places
    Macau in Black and White: A Blend of East and West, Past and Present

    Macau is a delightful place to visit for its unique yet harmonious clash of heritage: the mixture of oriental East and Portuguese influence spice up the destination like nowhere else!

  • Ray Morimura: Geometry on Woodblock Prints

    written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-11
    Ray Morimura: Geometry on Woodblock Prints

    Japanese artist Ray Morimura, started out as a painter but shifted to woodblock printing after a while. His artistic technique of including geometric patterns on his work makes his woodblock prints one-of-a-kind. Learn more after the break.