japonisme: the japonisme timeline

26 June 2008

the japonisme timeline


utamaro produces his series on insects in the garden;

issa writes haiku about plovers


hokusai paints 'the great wave' as part of '36 views of mt fuji';

U.S. Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry sails into Tokyo Bay, opening Japan to the West.;

whitman's 'leaves of grass' is published;

felix bracquemond discovers hokusai's manga at his printer's shop.;

hiroshige produces plum tree print.;

Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, published.;

whistler discovers japanese prints in london and becomes an emissary for japonisme in europe;

whistler paints a friend in a kimono looking at japanese prints

paris universal exposition introduces japanese art more widely to the west

manet paints zola with japanese prints on his wall

monet discovers japanese prints in holland;

first impressionist exhibition in paris

Morris & Co. established, promoting arts and crafts movement.

1876 monet paints his wife in a red kimono

1877 morse goes to japan and discovers japanese pottery

1878 whistler sues ruskin

1879 Thomas Edison demonstrates the electric light.;

1883monet moves to giverny and begins to create the japanese garden he will paint for the rest of his life.

gilbert and sullivan produce the mikado;
yoshitoshi begins moon series;

1886 sargent paints 'carnation, lily, lily, rose';
john la farge visits japan;
van gogh
first sees japanese prints.

1887 van gogh paints hiroshige's plum tree print;
pierre loti writes 'madame chrysantheme'

1888 s. bing starts magazine 'artistic japan' to foster interest in japanese arts and crafts.;Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society founded in London.
1890 van gogh dies;
lafcadio hearn moves to japan.

1891arthur wesley dow establishes his art school; first lautrec music-hall posters;
mary cassatt completes her mother & child prints, inspired by those of utamaro;

1892 Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company established.;

1893 munch paints 'the scream';
Aubrey Beardsley design published in the first issue of the magazine The Studio.;

mucha's first art nouveau poster, gismonda with sarah bernhardt;

S. Bing opens his gallery/shop L'Art Nouveau.

1898 john luther long writes short story 'madam butterfly' based on loti's 1887 novel;

mackintosh begins his school in glasgow;

1899 René Lalique designs Dragonfly woman corsage ornament;

1900 Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, published.;

1901 lautrec dies; gauguin dies;
Queen Victoria dies;
stickley starts the craftsman magazine.
1902riviere produces set of prints '36 views of the eiffel tower' based on hokusai's '36 views' series; note that the tower is almost always shown with no top, so it resembles fuji.
1903 whistler dies;
wiener werkstatte is founded.

(i'll continue to work on this, only re-publishing after significant changes. it seems, i'm noticing how the year 1900 really did seem an important marking point. i'm going to start part II of this timeline when i feel satisfied enough -- for the moment -- with part I. I'll reproduce the items from 1900 on in that topic.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The final authorized edition of Leaves of Grass was published in 1891, but the first edition--with only 12 poems, all untitled, was published in 1855.

27 June, 2008 08:51  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you jacob! i'll fix it!

27 June, 2008 11:52  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

This timeline and representative images are great significance indicators. So wonderful.

28 June, 2008 09:36  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

i'm so glad you find th em so, harlequinpan--thank you!

i think next i'm going to put in links to the other pages in this blog which tell the whole stories.

28 June, 2008 13:18  
Blogger Roxana said...

this is so great! exactly what I always wanted to know. thank you!

02 July, 2008 12:16  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks so much, roxy. me too! i guess that's why i'm doing it.

i realize i need to do a "second half," and then illustrate them both a little differently.

02 July, 2008 15:42  
Blogger Diane Dehler said...

Hi Lotus,
I stopped by for a read. I have been busy with family affairs that are winding down and will soon be back to blogging. My chrysanthemum seedlings are about five inches tall now. I will be taking another photo soon and next week they go into a big planter box. Hope you are enjoying the summer. It has been very hot recently.

10 July, 2008 23:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks Lotus you have just helped with a timeline I am finishing on art history and was looking for a little more info on Japonisme and Gauguin.
you have made my day

31 October, 2008 21:35  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

well cool! i gotta get back to this some day; so much more it needs!

01 November, 2008 06:50  
Blogger Miguel Gómez Losada said...

your blog it´s a wonder

I say you hello from Córdoba, Spain

28 January, 2009 15:18  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you so much miguel gomez--so glad for your visit. welcome.

28 January, 2009 16:36  
Blogger One Voice said...

HI, Why is Darwin in japonisme timeline, what was the importance of Charles Darwin in Japonisme??

07 February, 2009 18:22  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

sometimes it makes everything more interesting to see through a wider lens.

07 February, 2009 19:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You add to the "Dream", and make it so very interesting every time I visit. Thank you for the obviously hard work, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

30 July, 2009 10:14  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you so much, anon--i do, but even moreso when you do.

30 July, 2009 10:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a very big pleasure to go through your Japonisme...excellent work..beautiful images chosen with top-knowledge and taste...it's something i eat with plenty of joy and never get tired of!

12 February, 2010 08:35  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

that's so kind of you. thank you.

12 February, 2010 10:11  
Anonymous francophile said...

I just stumbled upon your blog...wish I had several years ago when my MA work revolved around Japonisme. Perhaps you should include Christopher Dresser somewhere in here as well? For as comprehensive your blog seems to be, it is a shame to miss him. Very nice work otherwise!

15 May, 2011 21:49  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks so much for your kind words, and your helpful idea.

15 May, 2011 22:13  
Anonymous francophile said...

OK, so I only need a little bit on encouragement, check out these links for more on Dresser and Japan:





15 May, 2011 23:27  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

hey -- thanks!

i've been researching this all evening. (OMG it's morning!) i appreciate the specificity of your suggestions. found some good stuff at the met's TOAH too.

he's kind of a "missing link," don't you think? clearly on the cusp of the aesthetic movement and full-blown japonisme.

16 May, 2011 00:07  
Anonymous francophile said...

Great! glad I could help. I totally agree with the "missing link" assessment. I did a semester's work on him in a 19thc Japanese art class, as how he was instrumental in introducing Japanese/japonisme qualities into the decorative arts of the period. His book from his trip was really important, if you can get your hands on a copy it's a great resource...SO MANY connections flow through Dresser re Japanese prints, architecture, and dec arts and European painting, dec arts, motifs etc. It's a really rich area. I look forward to seeing what you find out! I'll enjoy perusing your blog further, I'm learning a lot too.

16 May, 2011 07:37  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks. it's percolating...!

16 May, 2011 11:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'm a South African matric student who has been doing contextual research on this entire art movement! Bit anal for me but hey, I've really enjoyed researching it but it was in bits and pieces...like I had only focussed only Dow and O'Keeffe...this timeline has really given me more direction and understanding so I would just like to say thank you, Good job :)

16 January, 2012 09:54  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

why thank you so much! i hope you continue to find things to delight you!

16 January, 2012 11:52  

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