Godzilla, girls and guns: Color-drenched Japanese sci-fi art
Godzilla vs. Mothra poster artwork by Noriyoshi Ohrai, 1992 A prolific Japanese illustrator and oil painter since the early 60s, Noriyoshi Ohrai has created works of art for almost a dozen different Godzilla films dating back to 1984, as well as countless other films such as Star Wars, The Goonies and 1981’s Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, to name just a few. Ohrai’s bold, sci-fi illustrations have also graced the covers of fantasy and horror books and video games—most notably the pioneering…
Kitagawa Utamaro | Young Woman with an Otsue Demon Dressed as an Itinerant Priest | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Utamaro's witty prints incorporating figures from Otsu-e folk paintings play with our perceptions of what is real and what is imaginary in art.
Las controvertidas ilustraciones de Suehiro Maruo - Cultura Inquieta
El artista de manga, ilustrador y pintor japonés, Suehiro Maruo (1956) ha introducido en el campo del arte y de la cultura pop a sus personajes populares. Tabúes y temas violentos se transforman en fascinantes y familiares con The Little Camellia Girl, Inugami, y sus muchos vampiros.
Al Hirschfeld: Kabuki Portraits
Albert ("Al") Hirschfeld (1903-2003) may not be a name familiar to many fine print or Japanese art collectors, unless they happen to be regular readers of the New York Times or theatre devotees. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Hirschfeld's family later moved to New York City, where Hirschfeld attended vocational school, took classes at the National Academy of Design, and played on a semi-pro baseball team with Lou Gehrig. (In 1926, Hirschfeld also took a class in etching taught by Eugene Fitsch…