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Oriental Art and its Influence on Games

Oriental art has been a significant influence on Western design. Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and many other 19th century painters were incredibly inspired by Asian art, especially by Japanese woodblock prints. The Asian influence

What is Oriental Art?

The word ‘Orient’ evokes images of the East of days past: Chinese men with the traditional queue hairstyle with a long braid and the top of the head shaved; Turks reclining on low sofas, drinking tea and

Oriental Art Outside of London

London is undoubtedly the best place to enjoy Oriental art in the UK, but there are other fantastic venues outside of it too. Whether one is travelling around the UK as a tourist or wishes to spend

Oriental Art in London’s Museums

The United Kingdom is one of the best places outside of Asia to see oriental art. London is home to many of the best museums in the world, which also host impressive collections of art from all

Oriental Art in Galleries and Institutions in London

Besides the great national museums and their temporary exhibitions, there are dozens of art galleries and institutes in London where one can see Oriental art. China Exchange in Chinatown showcases Chinese art and culture in the form

Ai Weiwei, the Maverick of Contemporary Chinese Art

Ai Weiwei is one of the most well known contemporary artists, and probably the most famous Chinese artist of all times. He was born in 1957 in Beijing. His father was the poet Ai Qing, who was