Takashi Murakami- The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

There is something to be said about the Vancouver Art Gallery. Nestled between modern buildings the VAG holds precious masterpieces that reflect the best of visual art across the globe.

My favourite exhibit thus far has been Takashi Murakami’s ‘The Octopus Eats It’s Own Leg’. This retrospective collection exhibits his growth as an artist and clearly illustrates his impact on global culture. Whether its his famous ‘Kanye Bear’ or my favourite ’69 Arhats Beneath the Bodhi Tree’, each work of art shows an array of  bright colors and intricate patterns.

I couldn’t get over the amount of detail! From afar the ‘Arhats’ seemed simple, however when you taker a closer glance the tiny details jump off the canvas. One should admire the patience Murakami puts into his masterful larger than life pieces.

Takashi Murakami’s exhibit is now showing at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas. https://www.themodern.org/

P.S. When going for a monochromatic look, try different textures in the same color. It helps break up the visual field of your outfit! A, wears a vintage printed silk kimono, DIY’d blue chiffon skirt (it turned out OK lol) and blue lace heels.