Meet Yuta Niwa, Japanese Painter Mixing Traditional and Contemporary Art – ARTnews.com

Painter Yuta Niwa, like many young Japanese artists, incorporates traditional painting techniques and materials into his work, such as Japanese traditional paper, ink, pigments, and Nikawa glue. Niwa deals with disasters such as earthquakes and infectious diseases using giant salamanders and catfishes as motifs. In his graduate thissis project, he depicted the devastation of four … Read more

Shahzia Sikander’s Radical Take on Traditional Arts

HOUSTON — Shahzia Sikander’s exhibition Extraordinary Realities, currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is a complex organism. Much like Sikander’s artworks themselves, each room bursts with an array of themes in various mediums. The exhibition covers the first 15 years of the artist’s career. Ranging from traditional manuscript paintings to tracing … Read more

10 At-Home Creativity Prompts That Don’t Require Traditional Art Materials

Home / 10 At-Home Creativity Prompts That Don’t Require Traditional Art Materials Quarantines, snow days, classroom extensions, and the pure love of creating—there are countless reasons why we may assign at-home learning for our students or challenge them to extend their learning beyond the classroom. But the conundrum persists, what materials do my students have … Read more