It flourished and brought commercial success to many artists, and laid the foundations for sub-genres. Still lifes were among the most innovative and exciting paintings of the day.
‘Girl in a Red Kimono’ is a major work of Japonisme, and relied on photos as well as drawings and sketches. His name has even entered the Dutch language.
In 1882, he painted with Vincent van Gogh in The Hague. A Naturalist without realist style, he showed street life as it was, and loved Japonism too.
How Rembrandt’s uses lighting to enhance and add to his narrative, and how one of his greatest paintings got cut up and went to Sweden.
If anyone led Impressionism during the 1860s and early 1870s, it was surely Jongkind.