Tag: Art Institute of Chicago

Tsugoharu Foujita (1886-1968) – 1922 Portrait of Emily Crane Chadbourne (Art Institute of Chicago, USA)

Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita was a painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings. Immediately after graduating secondary school, Foujita wished to study in France, but on the advice of Mori Ogai (his father’s senpai military physician) he decided to study western art in Japan first. In 1910…

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) Why Are You Angry? (No Te Aha Oe Riri), 1896 – Detail

From www.artic.edu/artexplorer/search.php?tab=2&resource=207: An introduction to Gauguin’s intriguing painting of Tahitian women in front of a thatched house. Just like its title, the painting leaves the viewer with questions. Why Are You Angry? (No Te Aha Oe Riri) is one of six large canvases of identical dimensions that Paul Gauguin painted during the first months of…

Tsugoharu Foujita (1886-1968) – Nuns in a Convent Yard (Art Institute of Chicago, USA)

Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita was a painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings. Immediately after graduating secondary school, Foujita wished to study in France, but on the advice of Mori Ogai (his father’s senpai military physician) he decided to study western art in Japan first. In 1910…