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Japonism, Japonisme

a style of art, idiom, custom, mannerism, etc., typical of the Japanese.
See also: Art, Japan
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But with the advent of Japonisme and `artistic' printing, some specimen books produced semi-parodies of Japanese haikai:
(47.) James McNeill Whistler's (1834-1903) aestheticism, Japonisme, and evocative, poetic paintings with musical titles were tremendously influential in California.
The Japonisme that had surfaced in France after 1859 was one basis for Whistler's attraction to and delight in Oriental design.
With 1105 illustrations, 242 in color, we note how Japonisme was the force that stimulated development of abstraction, painting the way to Modern Art.
Going back to the main Van Gogh article, those interested in the similarity of Van Gogh's work to the linear forms and flat areas of color found in Japanese prints can click on "Japonisme," the term used to describe a range of European borrowings from Japanese art.
Distant Japan, which influenced European art in what is known as Japonisme, saw the return of its earlier influence through the appearance of Art Nouveau structures in that country.
His perceptions are unfailingly astute, whether the subject is japonisme, Baudelaire's art criticism, a reinterpretation of Watteau's L'Embarquement pour Cythere, or Debussy's relation to the realists, symbolists and impressionists.
Despite some gaps, this bibliography will be of great service, but for Western students a more restrained japonisme would have been sensible.
These prints inspired Western painters of the 19th century, such as Whistler, Cassatt, and Monet, and the popular fashion and design trend of japonisme. The prints were designed to appeal to the masses; they were shunned by contemporary intellectuals and members of the upper classes.
A taste for Japonisme in all its manifestations swept through Viennese society in its wake, but it was not until 1892 that Fischer first visited the country as part of a world tour.
One of the covers (Madrid Comico) showed Luna dressed in a Japanese kimono, betraying the European art-world vogue of Japonisme in the late 19th century.