Vincent Van Gogh Essay by Master Researcher

Vincent Van Gogh
An analysis of the Japanese influence on the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh.
# 87030 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Art (Artists) , Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Art (Painting)

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This paper analyzes paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. Particularly, the paper analyzes the Japanese influence on his paintings in relation to his painting technique and style. The paper discusses the influence that Hiroshige had on Van Gogh and how Van Gogh learnt to mimic his style from woodblock prints.

From the Paper:

"Art Studies: The Japanese Influence on the Paintings of Vincent Van Gogh In this art study, the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh will be analyzed in relation to his painting technique and style. In understanding the various influences of Ukiyo-e Japanese prints within his painting Van Gogh had learned to use Hiroshige's style from various woodblock prints that he had come to know through Bing's "Japonisme" shop in Paris, France. By learning to mimic other artist's works, Van Gogh was able to understand how color worked on the canvas, and how he would have it applied in conjunction with his western pointillism approach to painting. In fact, it was Van Gogh attention to copying this Japanese master where the infusion of bold colors is brought to life."

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