japonisme: besides the madonna

16 June 2007

besides the madonna

it is said that mary cassatt received the inspiration to attempt her long series of mother and child portraits from utamaro's portraits of the same.

up to that point this was hardly a legitimate subject for fine art.

is it not then reasonable to think that pioneering photographer gertrude kasebier benefitted from the same inspiration?

and isn't it interesting that war had always been considered fit.

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