The Representation of Warfare in Japanese Art: Samurai and the Paint-Roller

One can hardly imagine two human undertakings less alike than war and the visual arts. The warrior is accustomed to a regular diet of brute force and a harsh disregard for human life. The artist, by contrast, usually enjoys calm surroundings. Still, the two pursuits have been so fundamental to every society known to history, both are so universal that they are often regarded as inborn to humanity – that they have never fully remained apart. Continue reading The Representation of Warfare in Japanese Art: Samurai and the Paint-Roller