japonisme: what i learned from a shogun

19 June 2007

what i learned from a shogun

i found myself thinking of an artist whose work i used to love, richard amsel, whose work often appeared on the cover of tv guide. of course, when i looked him up i saw that line again, the one that's with us still. was amsel aware of it? we'll never know.

some artists clearly recognize the japanese influence in their work; we've mentioned, already, kuniyoshi, steinlen and goines.

millions of artists work today are keeping that line alive. dominic bugatto recognizes it... but even he (sometimes) forgets. and come to think of it, given how little credit is paid the japanese for

their influence by so many people, think how many there must be who never knew it at all.

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