Medium to explore the evolution of japans

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medium to explore the evolution of Japan’s understanding of its post-Hiroshima condition (Wikipedia). In Murakami’s art piece, 727 (1996), it depicts a cartoon character with large fangs which seems to be floating on a white cloud. The character itself has multiple eyes which each eye fac- ing a different direction, and for the background, it incorporates a rusted kind of pattern. The col- ors used in this art piece mainly implement cool toned colors, with the background being a mix of blues and purples, and the cartoon character having a skin tone face, a dark blue body, and red eyes. This art piece also implements his theory of “superflat”, as the work is completely two-di- mensional, uses flat colors, and aspects of manga and anime. The features of this artwork that the
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Young 2 author enjoys include the tone of colors used, the simplicity of the art piece, and the cartoon as- pects. In the authors opinion, much of the artwork taught in schooling were mainly classical, and viewing a work such as this which has gained global recognition is very interesting, as the art- work can be viewed as having many childish characteristics. The simplicity of the work also makes it quite difficult to fully interpret the artwork at a first glance, which allows for deeper thinking to depict the theme of this artwork. After analyzing the artwork, many underlying themes Murakami had incorporated can be seen. The cartoon character used in the artwork, Mr. DOB, was created by Murakami as a result of his interpretation of the Japanese slang term “dobojite”, which roughly translates to “why”. In
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  • Spring '13
  • JenniferCullen
  • japan, Takashi Murakami, Murakami Takashi

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