The Influence of Japanese Art
This paper discusses the influence on many aspects of Western art by Japanese art, called Japonisme, commencing from mid-19th century to today.
# 47123 | 3,280 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Jan 30, 2004 in Art (History) , Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Architecture (History)
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This paper explains that American Impressionist Mary Cassatt began using a Japanese motif in works such as "The Fitting," one of a series of ten color prints, which are considered among the landmarks of Japonisme. The author points out that, while most American architects in the early 1900s looked to European architects for ideas, Frank Lloyd Wright found Japanese design and art more inspiring. The paper concludes that now, in the 21st century, Japanese creativity has taken a new approach based on electronic and computerized technology advances combined with art, called animation, or anime in the Japanese language, which is an art form eagerly consumed by the market.
From the Paper:"Van Gogh wrote his sister how Buddhism was also impacting his life. He even shaved his head to look more like Japanese. He deeply studied the works "not to simply comprehend Japan art by copying it, but to dig down to the very roots of Japanese culture to be able to generate original creative impulses of his own from the encounter." American artist Frank Benson painted Impressionist images of table settings that mingled Japanese, Chinese, and American objects. Benson also applied Japanese technical considerations to his paintings. This interest is especially evident in a group of black-watercolor washes that suggest the swiftness and economy of Japanese ink painting."
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