Год издания: 2003
Количество страниц: 224
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Book DescriptionJapan held a profound fascination for Western artists in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The influence of Japanese art is a phenomenon that is now called Japonisme, and it spread widely throughout Western art. Artists introduced Japanese objects and details from Japanese art into their work. They assimilated elements of Japanese art and from these they formed their own style: it was an immense source of inspiration for European artists such as Claude Monet. This book explores Japanese influences on British Art and focus on four artists working in Britain: the American James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), the Australian Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), and two artists from the group known as the Glasgow Boys, George Henry (1858-1934) and Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864-1933). Whistler was one of the earliest figures to incorporate Japanese elements into his art, but he never visited Japan. Menpes visited the country and learned Japanese artistic methods from a...