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The Marukis: Their Paintings and Their Peace Activism in Postwar Japan

Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI

Aug 08 2023
The Marukis: Their Paintings and Their Peace Activism in Postwar Japan

ARTbreaks take place every Tuesday at noon and are free to attend!

Iri and Toshi Maruki are known for their huge murals depicting the aftermath of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima. At first, their paintings focused on the horrors caused by the atomic bomb. From the 1970s on, their focus changed, and their paintings began to include other victims of war violence. Dr. Takashi Yoshida discusses the work of these two artists, addressing how and why their art changed over time. In addition to the Marukis, Dr. Yoshida’s presentation briefly analyzes pacifist ... view more »


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