japonisme: munch

28 January 2007


In Paris, thanks to the craze known as Japonisme, Japanese prints were everywhere, and along with his first glimpses of Van Gogh, Gauguin, and the Belgian Symbolist James Ensor, they were catalysts for the style of The Scream and his other best-known works, with their strong, sinuous, flowing lines, contrasting vivid or lurid colors, and flattened or compressed space.1



Anonymous BriAnna said...

I know that you were referring to Van Gogh to describe the style of the painting, but just to make sure, this painting was painted by an artist named Edvard Munch (Austrian?, maybe German); I'm just being picky because it's a common misassumption that this is a Van Gogh piece. :)

01 February, 2008 21:06  
Anonymous BriAnna said...

Oh! I just saw your subject. So sorry, I should have been more observant!

01 February, 2008 21:08  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks brianna--you want to hear something really really weird?

for as long as i've been keeping track, every single day more people arrive at this blog after doing a search for 'the scream,' and you're right--a lot of them do a search for van gogh scream!

01 February, 2008 23:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a clarification for you, brianna, Edvard Munch, who painted "The Scream", was from Norway, not Austria or Germany as you suggested. :)

05 March, 2008 20:02  

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