japonisme: "a poetic fantasy"

18 September 2006

"a poetic fantasy"

"Japonisme brought to the West a new coloration, a
new system of decoration, and . . . a poetic fantasy in the creation of the art object." --Edmond de Goncourt
an interesting review and slide show from the washington post on two recent books on japonisme
(the blue dress; alfred stevens)


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