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Women and Cats: Contemporary Bijinga Paintings by Kazuho Imaoka

The tradition of bijinga (美人画, “beautiful person picture”) is said to have originated in Kyoto around the mid-Edo period as an art form that portrayed not only external beauty, but inner beauty. The style continued to evolve through the Meiji and Taisho periods of Japanese modernity but now, a group of young Kyoto-based painters are …

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The Amazing Mirror Cups And Saucers Use Science And Technology To Be Unique

ART| You may think you’ve seen all kinds of designs, shapes, and sizes of cups and saucers there are in the world, from the Victorian times to the modern-day. Although the creators to come up with spectacular designs for these cups and saucers, a scientific approach to their designing is something unheard of. Well, Luycho …

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Artist Uses Dried Out Leaves, Twigs And Other Natural Materials To Create Mandala-Like Artworks

ART| What do you do with dried leaves and twigs you find in your garden? Sweep them away, isn’t it? Well, James Brunt is one person who uses his highly creative mind to produce ephemeral artworks from such natural materials. And he even goes into forests, parks, and beaches near his home in Yorkshire, England …

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Japanese Artist Brings Stones To Life By Turning Them Into Tiny Animals

JAPAN| “I want to paint the life, the living spirit of the being that I feel is inside them.” This is the motto of the Japanese artist Akie Nakata, who has dedicated herself to transforming simple stones into true artworks that become too realistic, and even, are confused with reality at first sight.“For me, stones …

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