japonisme: the dow average

27 October 2006

the dow average

although dow was known to be one of the few western artists to both so fully embrace japanese design principles while at the same time making them his own, they became his own 'voice,' he obviously did some 'copying' for learning's sake, much as van gogh did.

(masanobu okumura: the third image is entitled 'courtesan,' i don't have a name for the left one, but the middle is dow's, and is clearly labeled with nasanobu's name. i don't know that either of these others are what he was working from, but on all three, look at the one hand holding the kimono closed, the bottom of the kimono opening in similar ways, and the full sweep of one arm of the kimono.)

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