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Exhibits around the world > Australia December 13, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts.

NGV INTERNATIONAL > To Jan. 28: “Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga.”
The mangaka, or Japanese manga artist, Tezuka Osamu (1928-1989) is considered as a figurehead of the manga and anime industry in Japan and his work is praised for its exceptional calligraphic dynamism. His prolific work is twofold: manga for a young audience and gekiga, or dramatic pictures, aimed at adults. The exhibition features both aspects of his work, introducing Western audiences to the realistic effects and emotional impact of Tezuka’s work. www.ngv.vic.gov.au

ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES > To Jan. 28: “Goddess: Divine Energy.”
Countless images of the divine female in Hindu and Buddhist art depict her variously as seductive, benevolent or malevolent. About 120 paintings and sculptures, dating to 2000 B.C., reflect the innumerable expressions of the goddess found in the art of India, Tibet and Nepal.  www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM > To Feb. 25: “The Great Wall of China: Dynasties, Dragons and Warriors.” A relevant exhibition at a time when the Chinese government is imposing new measures to protect the Wall. Built over a period of 2,000 years as part of successive defensive and offensive strategies, the walls have been acclaimed as extraordinary achievements of architecture and engineering. The display explores their origins, their construction and their functions; the cultures of the peoples living nearby, the progression of Buddhism on the Silk Road trade routes; and the significance of the Wall as a national symbol and a tourist attraction. The works are on loan from several Chinese museums.  www.powerhousemuseum.com

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