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Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women

John Singer Sargent. Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. John Singer Sargent. Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

In 1853 the United States forcibly opened Japan to Western trade and diplomacy, the first wave of oriental goods flooded Europe.
Since then, the western world has changed irreversibly. It became fashionable for the Europeans to collect Japanese objects for their homes. Japanese bronzes, ceramics, laquers, kimonos, fans, ukiyo-e and illustrated books appeared in art galleries and specialty shops. Modern artists were open to stylistic influences, the Europeans got tired of classicism, of all those armless statues and pompous beauty. The West craved for something new.

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Aimé-Nicolas Morot. Nude With A Japanese UmbrellaAimé-Nicolas Morot. Nude With A Japanese Umbrella




Several Parisian artists eagerly passed around the first Japanese piece of art - Manga by Hokusai - block-printed sketchbooks. The author, Hokusai (1760-1849), was a noted Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker, a staunch Confucianist and capricious celebrity, he produced thousands of prints and sketches. Interestingly, in his turn, he was fascinated by the French and Dutch landscapes of the 18th century, from which he drew his inspiration.
It is said that Edgar Degas was among the earliest collectors of Japanese art in France. He started painting naked women in a completely new way - not as ancient Greek statues, but depicting them after the bath as Japanese women from Manga. Van Gogh portrayed himself with a shaved head and Japanese narrow eyes.

Degas began to paint naked women completely new way - not as an ancient Greek statue, but rather as a manga depicting Japanese women in bath. Van Gogh, watching the work of Hokusai, portrayed himself in a self-portrait with a shaved head and Japanese narrow eyes - in the form of bosses.
Monet portrayed his wife in a Japanese costume. French interest in Japan and its arts reached its peak by 1872 when the art critic Philippe Burty gave it a name japonisme.

The impact was diverse, although the tendency toward simplicity, flatness, and the decorative evident in much painting and graphic art was the most characteristic result of the influence of the Japanese art.

Japonisme. Ukiyo-e

Jules Joseph Lefebvre. A Japonese or The Language of the FanJaponisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Jules Joseph Lefebvre. A Japonese or The Language of the Fan

Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard. The japanese ToiletteJaponisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard. The japanese Toilette

William Merritt Chase. Spring FlowersJaponisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. William Merritt Chase. Spring Flowers

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Leon Herbo. La CharmeuseLeon Herbo. La Charmeuse

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Robert Reid. Blue and YellowRobert Reid. Blue and Yellow

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Georges Antoine Rochegrosse. A Portrait of Sarah BernhardtGeorges Antoine Rochegrosse. A Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Robert Reid. Girl in Blue KimonoRobert Reid. Girl in Blue Kimono

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. James Tissot. A Woman in Japan BathJames Tissot. A Woman in Japan Bath

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Claude Monet. Madame Monet in Japanese Costume (La Japonaise).Claude Monet. Madame Monet in Japanese Costume (La Japonaise)

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. James Tissot. Young Women Looking at Japanese ObjectsJames Tissot. Young Women Looking at Japanese Objects

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Hans Makart. Japanese GirlHans Makart. Japanese Girl

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. William Merritt Chase. Back Of A NudeWilliam Merritt Chase. Back Of A Nude

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. William Merritt Chase. Modern MagdalenWilliam Merritt Chase. Modern Magdalen

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. William Merritt Chase. Blue KimonoWilliam Merritt Chase. Blue Kimono

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. William Merritt Chase. Making Her Toilet William Merritt Chase. Making Her Toilet

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. William Merritt Chase. Woman in Kimono Holding a Japanese FanWilliam Merritt Chase. Woman in Kimono Holding a Japanese Fan

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. William Merritt Chase. Girl in a Japanese CostumeWilliam Merritt Chase. Girl in a Japanese Costume

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Roberto Fontano. A Young Girl Holding a FanRoberto Fontano. A Young Girl Holding a Fan

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. James McNeill Whistler,The Japanese DressJames McNeill Whistler,The Japanese Dress

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Georges Croegaert. ReaderGeorges Croegaert. Reader

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. James Tissot. Young Lady Holding Japanese ObjectsJames Tissot. Young Lady Holding Japanese Objects

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Guy Rose. Blue KimonoGuy Rose. Blue Kimono

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. John Munnoch. Chinese CoatJohn Munnoch. Chinese Coat

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Alfred Thompson.La JaponaiseAlfred Thompson.La Japonaise

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. James Tissot. Young Ladies Looking at Oriental ObjectsJames Tissot. Young Ladies Looking at Oriental Objects

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Alfred Stevens. Artist and ModelAlfred Stevens. Artist and Model

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Alfred Stevens. A Woman with a Japanese DollAlfred Stevens. A Woman with a Japanese Doll

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful WomenJames TissotJames Tissot

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. William Strang. Japanese FanWilliam Strang. Japanese Fan

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. Anna Bilinska-Bohdanowiczowa. Woman with a Japanese ParasolAnna Bilinska-Bohdanowiczowa. Woman with a Japanese Parasol

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. John Singer Sargent. Dorothy Barnard. By Lantern Light John Singer Sargent. Dorothy Barnard. By Lantern Light

Japonisme. Paintings of Beautiful Women. James Tissot. Young Women with Japanese GoodsJames Tissot. Young Women with Japanese Goods


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