In this paper I delve into the artistic language of Japanese
mass culture, as represented by Japanese contemporary artist working in the
field of neo pop-art, Takashi Murakami. General traits characterizing the
kawaii aesthetic, influenced in large part by the otaku subculture, are defined
in the research. Main unique features of kawaii as an art style based on manga
stylistic are defined; their traces in Takashi Murakami art are scrutinized.
The artist's works themselves are to undergo an analysis based on the artist's
personal theory of superflatness. A thesis about strong ties between the
artistic language of contemporary art and mass culture, their mutual influences
is proved true.
|Publication Date||August 31, 2018|
|Submission Date||June 6, 2018|
|Published in Issue||Year 2018Volume: 4 Issue: 11|
|EndNote||%0 IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences ARTISTIC LANGUAGE OF MASS CULTURE AS ILLUSTRATED BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI (ON MATERIALS FROM "UNDER THE RADIATION FALLS" EXHIBIT %A Olga Yazovskaya %T ARTISTIC LANGUAGE OF MASS CULTURE AS ILLUSTRATED BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI (ON MATERIALS FROM "UNDER THE RADIATION FALLS" EXHIBIT %D 2018 %J IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences %P 2411-183X-2411-183X %V 4 %N 11 %R doi: 10.18769/ijasos.455682 %U 10.18769/ijasos.455682|