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ARTmonday: Modern Sculpture Garden in Japan

With our delayed flight on Sunday (hung out in the San Francisco airport for 8 hours after flying in from Osaka), and adjusting back to Boston life, this post about the sculpture garden called the Hakone Open-Air Museum is a few days delayed. But no less fantastic. I loved exploring Tokyo and Kyoto, but in terms of actual sights, this was by far my favorite.

The Hakone Open-Air Museum opened in 1969 as the first open-air art museum in Japan. I wasn’t sure what “open-air” meant, but quickly discovered it is a vast sculpture garden. There are also four indoor exhibition halls though I didn’t have time to see any of those.

The museum’s collections include about 100 sculptures by both Asian and Western artists including Rodin, Miro, and Moore. In fact, I believe I read that the Hakone Open-Air Museum has the largest collection of Henry Moore sculptures in the world. 

The museum is also known for its hot springs-fed foot bath. (Hakone is a resort town famous for its hot springs.) It was my first introduction to the Japanese foot bath, and sublime. 

Here are some of my favorite pieces from my afternoon at the Hakone Open-Air Museum last week.

Silver Cone Sculpture At Open Air Museum Hakone Japan

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Modern Sculpture By Agustin Cardenas In Hakone

Agustin Cardenas, Femme au Repos, 1976

Jean Dubuffet Sculpture In Japan

Jean Dubuffet, Arborescence, 1971-80

Miss Black Power Sculptuer At Open Air Museum

Niki de Saint Phalle, Miss Black Power, 1968

Two Hares Sculpture in Hakone Japan

Barry Flanagan, Two Boxing Rabbits, 1965

Abstract Sculpture Of Two Figures By Henry Moore

foreground: Henry Moore
 background: Gabriel Loire, Symphonic Sculpture

Henry Moore Sculpture In Japanese Sculpture Garden Hakone

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure Arch Leg

Ryoli Gojo Intersecting Space Construction

Ryoli Gojo, Intersecting Space Construction, 1978

Ryoli Gojo Intersecting Space Construction Detail

Ryoli Gojo, Intersecting Space Construction, 1978, detail

Giuliano Vangi 2004 White Sculpture In Japan

Giuliano Vangi, Grande Racconto, 2004

Gold Ball Sculpture In Hakone Japan Sculpture Garden

Arnaldo Pomodoro, Sphere Within Sphere (Sfera con sfera)

Fried Egg Benches At Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan

Carl Milles, The Hand of God
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Barbara Hepworth Sculpture In Hakone Japan

Barbara Hepworth, Two Figures, 1968

Henry Moore Sculpture In Hakone Japan Sculpture Garden

Henry Moore, Reclining Figure: Angles, 1979

Jean Arp Gold Blob Figure Sculpture In Japan

Jean Arp, The Giant Pip

Matchinsky-Denninghoff Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open Air Museum

Matchinsky-Denninghoff, Sturm, 1980

Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

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Hand Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

 Rainer Kreister, Big Hand

Bronze Arm Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Kenneth Armitage, Both Arms, 1969-70

Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

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Alexander Calder Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Alexander Calder, Les Aretes de Poisson, 1966

Jim Dine Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Jim Dine, The Lookout Tower, 1990

Japanese Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Hiroatsu Takata, La Mer, 1962

Henry Moore Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Henry Moore, Family Group, 1948-49

Henry Moore Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Henry Moore, Mother and Child: Block Seat, 1983-84

Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

César, La Victoire de Villetaneuse, 1965

Pregnant Woman Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

César, La Victoire de Villetaneuse, 1965, detail

Nude Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

César, La Victoire de Villetaneuse, 1965, detail

Mid-Century Modern Sculpture At Hakone Open-Air Museum In Japan

Ossip Zadkine, La Demeure, 1960

Foot Bath At Hakone Sculpture Garden Museum In Japan

foot bath

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ARTmonday: Colorful Abstract Art Exhibit Featuring Ellen Levine Dodd and More

I’ve been blogging about abstract painter Ellen Levine Dodd since I met her almost three years ago on the Cape. She’s been part of my collaboration with Webster & Company #WebsterArtProject and my pop-up cocktail gallery.

Her work is in an exhibit in Danville, near San Francisco, called Color Play at The Town of Danville Art Gallery through April 15, 2017. Color Play features work by five abstract artists who work in gorgeous color, some vibrant, some more subdued: Ellen Levine Dodd, Karen Olsen-Dunn, Sharon Paster, Elise Morris, and Julia Rymer. They’re all fitting for this glorious spring day!

Follow these artists on Instagram for a peek into their studios and most current work: Ellen Levine Dodd; Karen Olsen-Dunn; Sharon PasterElise MorrisJulia Rymer. And be sure to follow my art-only IG account @StyleCarrotCurates too.

Colorful Abstract Painting By Ellen Levine Dodd

Ellen Levine Dodd, Make the Most of What You Have

Colorful Abstract Painting By Ellen Levine Dodd

Ellen Levine Dodd, Every Dog Has Its Day

Colorful Abstract Painting By Ellen Levine Dodd

Ellen Levine Dodd, A Blue Ribbon Day

Colorful Abstract Painting By Karen Olsen Dunn

Karen Olsen-Dunn, Floating Arabesque

Colorful Abstract Painting By Karen Olsen Dunn

Karen Olsen-Dunn, Green Cloud With Grid

Colorful Abstract Painting By Karen Olsen Dunn

Karen Olsen-Dunn, Cloud Cover With Trails

Abstract Geometric Painting By Sharon Paster

Sharon Paster, Boundaries

Abstract Geometric Painting By Sharon Paster

Sharon Paster, Mari Hike

Abstract Geometric Painting By Sharon Paster

Sharon Paster, Playing Catch

Subtle Abstract Florals By Elise Morrisa

Elise Morris, Trail Lore

Subtle Abstract Florals By Elise Morrisa

Elise Morris, Night Fades 3

Subtle Abstract Florals By Elise Morrisa

Elise Morris, Verdant Pull

Abstract Painting With Geometric Forms By Julia Rymer

Julia Rymer, Cloud City

Abstract Painting With Geometric Forms By Julia Rymer

Julia Rymer, Bridge

 

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ARTmonday: Montserrat School of Art Auction Preview

The Montserrat School of Art Artrageous!31 auction is this Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. I’m sad that I’ll miss it this year, but I’ve studied the catalog front to back and again. There are some great pieces, many at great prices, and the proceeds benefit kids who could really use the help.

The party is a lot of fun, with a silent and live auctions as well as student artists painting in the moment. You can purchase the $250 tickets to Artrageous! Montserrat School of Art Auction or one of the 200 $100 raffle tickets here.

Here’s a sampling of pieces that caught my eye from the silent auction offerings.

Black & White Photo By Portland Artist Darek Bittner

Darek Bittner / Seafood / Photograph / 12″ x 18″ / $200

Pop Tart Painting By Lauren Douglas

Lauren Douglas / Pop / Gouache, watercolor / 8″ x 10″ / $150

Geometric Abstract by Massachusetts Artist Suzanne Ulrich

Suzanne Ulrich / no. 1321 / cut, torn, painted and pasted papers / 10″ x 9.75″ / $500

Abstract Painting By Kale Baker

Kale Baker / Candy Animals No. 1 / Acrylic / 14″ x 14″ / $450

Cabot Cinema Cityscape By Ashlee Beadle

Ashlee Beadle / Cabot Cinema at Night / Acrylic / 30″ x 24″ / $650

Abstract Painting At Montserrat School of Art Auction

Haley Harris / You Are Joy / Acrylic / 20″ x 30″ / $600

Photo By Rick DeCosta At Montserrat Auction

Rick DeCosta / Stick Together / Digital print / 11″ x 14″ / $150
Abstract Landscape By Portland Artist Amanda Hawkins
Amanda Hawkins / Marsh in Bloom / Acrylic, pastel, charcoal / 16″ x 20″ / $470
Painting Of a Woman At A Table By Marica Hermann
She tossed her boy-crazy hair and listened for opportunity’s knock. 
Marcia Hermann / Oil on canvas / 26″ x 26″ / $1200
Roger Martin Woodcut Up For Auction
Roger Martin / Granite Pier / Multi-color wood cut / 15″ x 20″ / $1000
Fabric And Thread Abstract Collage By Katie Dougherty
Katie Dougherty / Land of Snakes / Collage on paper / 5.25″ x 5″ / $100
Abstract Landscape Painting By Barbara Moody
Barbara Moody / New Growth / Acrylic on panel / 24″ x 24″ / $950
Woman Stretching By Maria Patsopoulus
Maria Patsopoulos / Stretching Adolescent / Acrylic on canvas / 20″ x 34″ / $350

 

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ARTmonday: Justyna Przybylowska

Justyna Przybylowska is a Vancouver-based photographer with provocative, hard-edged work in both black and white and color, with many selections available on Society6.

Her art prints start at $64. Like most of the offerings at Society6, Przybylowska’s color and black & white photography prints are available in varying sizes, framed, printed on canvas or metal,  on iPhone cases, pillows, totes, greeting cards , hoodies, and other items.

You can see Justyna Przybylowska’s most recent work on her website PRZY, which she calls an online photographic exhibit of the world through her eyes. And then there’s her Instagram feed.

Here’s a sampling of her work from Society6, plus a selfie.

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Justyna Przybylowska, Trump

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Justyna Przybylowska, Untitled

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Justyna Przybylowska, Designer Drugs

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Justyna Przybylowska, Bull

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Justyna Przybylowska, Cake

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Justyna Przybylowska, Mangiare

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Justyna Przybylowska, Leg Through Void

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Justyna Przybylowska, Advice

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Justyna Przybylowska, Slasher

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Justyna Przybylowska, Legs

Justyna Przybylowska Self Portrait On Stairs

Justyna Przybylowska

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ARTmonday: “The Texture of Light” at da Fonseca Contemporania

Last weekend we spent a few days in Delray Beach. The weather and the timing were both perfect. My colleague Mike Carroll, who represents several of our Webster & Company artists at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and who is also an abstract artist, had an opening at the Fort Lauderdale gallery da Fonseca Contemporania

da Fonseca Contemporania owner Aster da Fonseca (whose work is also worth a look) curated “The Texture of Light” with geometric abstracts by a trio of artists: Babette Herschberger, Mike Carroll, and Regina Jestrow. I loved the entire show.

M I K E  C A R R O L L 

Artist Mike Carroll, who has studios in Provincetown and Fort Lauderdale works in oil on wood panel.

Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Apotropaic”  and  “Parapraxis”
Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Cloudland”

Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Aeromancy”

Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Parapraxis”

Geometric Abstract Painting By Mike Carroll

“Asomatous”

B A B E T T E   H E R S C H B E R G E R 

Miami-based artist Babette Herschberger works in collaged layers of paper and paint on wood panel or canvas.

Mixed Media Geometric Abstracts By Babette Herschberger

“Interrupted Structure #12”
“Collage Painting #39”  and  “Collage Painting #36”

Mixed Media Geometric Abstracts By Babette Herschberger

Far left: “Interrupted Structure #16”

Mixed Media Geometric Abstracts By Babette Herschberger

“Interrupted Structure #7”  and  “Interrupted Structure #17”

R E G I N A  J E S T R O W

Miami-based artist Regina Jestrow works in watercolor and acrylic with embroidery thread.

Geometric Abstracts With Thread By Regina Jestrow

“Pink Quilt #2”

Geometric Abstracts With Thread By Regina Jestrow

“Grid in Blue 1”

Geometric Abstracts With Thread By Regina Jestrow

“Grid in Blue 2”

Geometric Abstract Artwork In Fort Lauderdale Art Gallery

Left: Regina Jestrow   |   Right: Babette Herschberger

The Texture Of Light Exhibit In Fort Lauderdale Florida

All photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

“The Texture of Light,” February 15 to March 18, 2017 (closing reception that evening) at da Fonseca Contemporania, 2201 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale), Florida.

 

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