japonisme: the friday quiz

26 October 2007

the friday quiz

(how often does it happen, the only result that google finds for your search is a jstor article? okay, that happens a lot. but how often do you

suddenly realise that you have that issue of that magazine! from 1993 -- i used to have a subscription -- ! and it doesn't appear to ever have been read! see what doing this blog is making me do:

there is one thing that all of the artists featured here have in common.

they started 'japonisme'? you guess. well, that's a great guess as steinlen, grasset, and vallotton were certainly amongst its earliest practitioners.

the missing link, perhaps, between the pre-raph- aelite and the art nouveau movements? well, i can certainly see the connection in styles and subjects.

or perhaps the originators of impres- sionism? well again, yeah; i can certainly see your reasoning.

surrealism? oh come on, yes, i get why you say that, for some of them, easily, but my initial question specified all.

and the drench- ingly, over- whelming beauty of the work, the variety of wonderful interpre- tations of japonisme from these artists, all of them, and more, many more.

click that link and you have your answer. isn't it a fascinating surprise! (or did you guess?!)

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Blogger here today, gone tomorrow said...

Bwaahahhahahaaa! "Read my own books and magazines!" Oh, yes, oh yes, oh yes!!

27 October, 2007 08:42  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

i think that's why the gods invented retirement :^)

27 October, 2007 13:44  

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