japonisme: if not black...

27 November 2006

if not black...



i think at some point it became just as de rigeur for the artist to paint a woman with kimono, screen, et al if he wanted to sell paintings.










some of the related subjects i'll be looking into soon are the matched set of enterprising showmen in tokyo and paris who set an entire fashion, and misconception deliberately in place,






the questionable roots of the aesthetic movement, more kimono colors, and, just generally,






more astonishing beauty, and the ways it's still touching us today.













would you like me to try to put together a bibliography as i go along?

(starting upper left: john hubbard rich; robert lewis reid 1913; richard emil miller 1910; frank h desch; robert lewis reid 1913)

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Ed Weekly said...

Yes.

27 November, 2006 09:20  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

:^) ok

27 November, 2006 09:37  

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