colorful exploding painting

Hiroaki Kano: Exploding Maria

Art

This exhibition was inspired by 15th-century Italian painter Francesco del Cossa. When Kano studied “The Annunciation,” he said that the gesture of Archangel Gabriel seemed to be pushing a button and that the Virgin Mary depicted in the painting was triggered by Gabriel’s action. For Kano, it seemed to resemble a big explosion. “Exploding Maria” means an imaginary, life-threatening explosion, not an explosion for the purpose of destruction or violence. Gabriel pressing a button is a symbol of “selection” and “betting,” which in turn opens the door to a world of infinite possibilities.

Image: Exploding Maria, Hiroaki Kano, 12F

Event Details

  • Date:

    Sep. 27, 2019 - Oct. 12, 2019

  • Time:

    11:00 - 19:00 (Closed Sun & Public Holidays)

  • Price:

    Free

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Gallery Hirota Fine Art
    Chuo City, Ginza, 7−3−15

Event Details

  • Date:

    Sep. 27, 2019 - Oct. 12, 2019

  • Time:

    11:00 - 19:00 (Closed Sun & Public Holidays)

  • Price:

    Free

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Gallery Hirota Fine Art
    Chuo City, Ginza, 7−3−15

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