Japanese woodblock prints were influenced by European prints, in turn becoming popular with Impressionists, who attracted Japanese artists to study in Paris.
From about 1550-1680, European painting influenced that in Japan. During 200 years of later isolation, Westernisation continued more slowly.
He studied in Tokyo and Ghent, Belgium, thanks to the support of a banker and industrialist. They are both remembered in the Ōhara Museum of Art, where many of his paintings now hang.
This tiny island within easy reach of Tokyo is dedicated to the goddess of music and entertainment. Here it’s shown in ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings.
Preference for water-based paints on paper in Japan allowed artists to show 4 dimensions on a 2D scroll.
Japanese woodblock prints are usually termed ukiyo-e, but ukiyo originally meant ‘this world of sorrow and grief’. How did they get their name?
Why was Vermeer forgotten, or van Gogh ignored, or Western-style painting in Japan suppressed?
It is time to abandon the prejudices of Ernest Fenollosa, and recognise Japanese yoga painting.
How a small group of Dutch merchants were able to bring Western influence to Japanese painting during the Edo period.
This first stage of Western-style painting created religious works in the missions, and secular painted screens by established Japanese masters.