japonisme: inspiration?

21 September 2006


i have selected these two images for a couple of reasons: that this may be the hokusai that whistler saw that inspired his own balcony painting, for one thing, and for another, to note that whistler's painting, in addition to featuring the wearing of kimono, also features a common setting from the japan- ese prints, has it's own little "fuji" in the back- ground (hokusai's is from his '36 views of fuji' series), and has the main figure, in fact most of the company, with her back to the viewer.

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hi, and thanks so much for stopping by. i spend all too much time thinking my own thoughts about this stuff, so please tell me yours. i thrive on the exchange!

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