Saltar a: Contenido ��� | Pie de la página ��� | Menú principal ���


AT

AAVV

Japan Supernatural. Ghosts, Goblins and Monsters 1700s to now

Japan supernatural presents wildly imaginative works by Japanese artists past and present – from the pioneering work of the 18th-century painter Toriyama Sekien to contemporary superstar Takashi Murakami. Japan Supernatural takes readers on a journey of discovery of the astonishing array of yokai (supernatural beings) and yurei (ghosts) – from fiendish goblins through to mischievous shapeshifters – that have inhabited Japanese culture for centuries. Once a means to explain the unexplainable, they have been kept alive through folklore, legends and artworks. Over time these creatures and characters have maintained an ongoing presence in Japanese art and society in novels, films, anime, manga and games, ranging from horror to the comical. The tradition is even evident in the practice of avoiding or embracing renting an apartment that is said to be inhabited by ghosts. Essays by Melanie Eastburn, Chiaki Ajioka, Zack Davisson, Lucie Folan, Michael Dylan Foster, Komatsu Kasuhiko and Hiroko Yoda, and an interview with Takashi Murakami by Justin Paton, will enlighten and fascinate readers alongside the wealth of illustrations from collections around the world including the Gallery’s own rich collection. Images include fantastically detailed ukiyo-e woodblock prints, miniature netsuke, long scrolls, photographs, paintings and installations by some of the greatest Japanese artists of the past, such as Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Kawanabe Kyosai, as well as contemporary artists Mizuki Shigeru, Chiho Aoshima, Miwa Yanagi and Takahashi Murakami, who update the tradition for our times.

Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios y mostrarle publicidad relacionada con sus preferencias mediante el análisis de sus hábitos de navegación. Si continúa navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. Puede cambiar la configuración u obtener más información en nuestra "Política de cookies".

Saltar a: Contenido ��� | Pie de la página ��� | Menú principal ���