Who Art Ed Podcast

This Week's Episode - Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami is one of the most prominent contemporary Japanese painters. I spoke with Toki from the podcast Japan Explained to get some insights into Murakami and how his work is a reflection of modern and traditional Japanese culture.

Takashi Murakami is well known for his Superflat artwork. The Superflat movement was named for an exhibition of Murakami's work in the year 2000. Murakami's paintings often utilize outlines and flat colors that give the work the visually flat sense similar to traditional woodcut prints. Simultaneously the Superflat movement represents a flattening of society as barriers between cultures are broken down. In this episode, we discussed Murakami's background as well as his paintings of Mr. Dobs, a recurring figure in many of his works that serves as a sort of alter ego for the artist.

Art Explora

I am very excited to announce that Who ARTed will be a part of the Art Explora Foundation's upcoming digital platform. They have been working hard to develop a comprehensive resource that will be free to use making quality art education accessible to everyone. Their work brings together tons of amazing resources including articles, images, audio and video from cultural institutions such as The Tate Museum, The Louvre, Beaux Arts and podcasts like Art Curious. I am tremendously honored to have my work included in this group. Check it out on your smartphone or tablet starting September 21.

Click here for more information from Art Explora's site.

Listen to the latest episode here on the website, or click below to find it in your favorite podcast app. New full episodes will be released every Monday morning, and this season, check out the new #FunFactFriday series of minisodes coming out every Friday morning.


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