The Artistic Island of Teshima
The island of Teshima, east of Naoshima, is the most recent location of Benesse Art Site Naoshima. In order to access this island you must take a boat, the only way to discover the treasures of the island. The main attraction is evidently the Teshima Art Museum, whose exterior shell, designed by architect Ryue Nishizawa, is formed after the shape of a drop of water touching the ground. Inside, there are two oval openings to the exterior and an exhibition by Rei Nato entitled Matrix, inwhich water flows slowly on the ground.
The Teshima Yokoo House, inaugurated in 2013, plays host to works by the artist Tadanori Yokoo. His works have been distributed across three spaces in a traditional Japanese house, renovated by the architect Yuko Nagayama. The color red is predominant through the scenography of the project, which explores themes of life and death.
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Claude Monet, the figurehead of the impressionist movement, was strongly influenced by Japanese art and was an admirer of the work of Hokusai.
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More than just a cosmetics brand, the Japanese brand Shiseido is also renowned for its invaluable bi-annual analyses of trends in makeup and hair, conducting surveys twice a year.
The Four Leaves Villa, The House That Mirrors Nature
Located in the heart of the Karuizawa forest in Japan, the Four Leaves Villa, designed by architecture studio Kias, blends into the landscape.
Monet’s Garden Dazzles in One Thousand Colours in Japan
Although Claude Monet’s original garden is located in Giverny in France, a faithful replica can be found, surprisingly, in the Japanese village of Kitagawa.
Noriyuki Misawa Makes Shoes an Art in Their Own Right
Noriyuki Misawa soon became fascinated by leather shoes and decided to do an apprenticeship in Tokyo to become a shoemaker.