The great interest of people to manga can be explained by the simplicity and accessibility of the expression of artistic thought and ideological intent. Since the Japanese writing is complex and not unambiguous, the distribution and general popularity of manga is very logical. What is manga?
Manga is a special kind of Japanese art, in other words, these are stories in pictures called comics. The word “manga” was invented by the Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika. In order to describe his drawings, he used two words: “man” – funny, and “ha” – pictures. Continue reading
The word “anime” is an abbreviation for English “animation.” The term “anime” was strengthened only in the mid-1970s, and before that, this concept was denoted “manga-eyg”, which means “movie-comics”. At the box office, the first two anime films appeared thanks to structures supporting the “right” art, like the propaganda of the Japanese army.
An important role in the history of the anime, as in the manga played Tezuka Osamu. He proposed creating television series that would be more attractive to a Japanese audience. Continue reading
Since the end of XIX – early XX centuries. a variety of new trends in French painting united under the name of post-impressionism, which deliberately opposed some of the principles of impressionism.
Post-impressionism increased interest in the philosophical and symbolic principles of art. The artists of this trend did not adhere only to visual impressions, but sought to convey the materiality of the world freely and in a general way, they resorted to decorative stylization (P. Cezanne, Van Gogh, P. Gauguin). The creative work of A. Toulouse-Lautrec, which depicted the life of actors, circus performers, singers, dancers, cafés and barmen’s regulars, belongs to post-impressionism. Paintings J. Seurat, P. Signac, some canvases by K. Pissarro, written in separate strokes – pointillism is also referred to as post-impressionism. Continue reading