japonisme: muguet, for luck

23 May 2007

muguet, for luck

i have mentioned before that despite there being no nasturtiums that i could find in any japanese art, they are one of the most popular flower images in the whole japonisme era.

another popular, if not quite as popular, flower is the lily of the valley, muguet in france, also not seen in japanese art.

well, thanks to the mfa boston, i have finally found one image of lily of the valley out of japan!

let's just say that though it was clearly done after being influenced by art nouveau, and may have even been made for export, it counts anyway!




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