Japonisme | Impressionist and Post-impressionist Prints
Arriving in Europe as early as the 1830s, Japanese woodblock prints reverberated throughout the West. The 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle set a fire in the hearts of European art collectors. By the 1870s, ukiyo-e prints reached the height of fashion, inciting a mania amongst art enthusiasts and inspiring the brightest minds in Western art. From Monet to Degas, Van Gogh to Toulouse-Lautrec, Western artists were forever changed by the compositional daring and unfaltering beauty of ukiyo-e. Such artistic fervor for all things Japanese gave rise to Japonisme, an artistic movement that provided a fresh visual language for a changing world.
Marché aux Légumes à Pontoise (Vegetable Market at Pontoise)
Mary Cassatt in the Paintings Gallery at the Louvre
Cover for the Album Landscapes and Interiors
LES ARISTOLOCHES GEANTS TONDANO, CELEBES
The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: In Foreign Climes