Paintings from Watteauto George Bellows showing this popular fashion accessory, sometimes used for surreptitious communication between lovers.
Kuroda Seiki moved to Paris in 1884 to study law. Two years later, he changed to painting, and returned to Japan to transform art there.
More women reading, from Dante’s beloved Beatrice to Charlotte Corday, who was psyching herself up with Plutarch’s Lives before murdering Marat in his bath.
Japanese woodblock prints were influenced by European prints, in turn becoming popular with Impressionists, who attracted Japanese artists to study in Paris.
It is time to abandon the prejudices of Ernest Fenollosa, and recognise Japanese yoga painting.
Japanese painting remained traditional during the country’s long isolation. But where are accounts of its eventual renaissance?
After japonisme, it was appropriate that Japanese painters should be trained in Paris and take the latest avant garde European styles and techniques back.