Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Akino Fuku

We were hesitant to even visit the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto. Not all that into modern, really, especially after spending the previous days exploring centuries-old castles, gardens and temples. But we were very pleased with the exhibit that was going on there.

The artist was Akino Fuku. She is a Japan native who lived and studied art in Kyoto (the cultural heart of Japan) from 1929 to 2001. Many of her paintings came out of the year she spent in India as a visiting professor--Those were my favorites anyway. I wasn't able to find much of her stuff online, but here are a few, enjoy:

Names, top to bottom: Indian Woman, River Crossing, Afghanistan

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