The enormous impact of Japanese Art
Dear Art Nouveau friends,
We want to share with all of you an interesting article from our Linkedin group member Matthew Martin, Curator, International Decorative Arts at NGV National Gallery of Victoria, on the influence of Japanese Art into Art Nouveau:
Many people love Art Nouveau but only a few can distinguish what inspired and influenced this Art Style and what didn’t. Check if you are one of them. Can you figure out which movements were previous and influenced Art Nouveau style? (CLICK HERE to see if you get the Quiz right).
Japanese art has always had a huge impact on many European artists. The Impressionist painters and Post-Impressionists like Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec or Paul Gauguin were attracted and impressed by Japanese woodblock prints. In 1875 Claude Monet created his famous painting La Japonaise, showing his wife dressed in a Kimono and holding a Japanese fan.