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.;
walt 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;
the 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.