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Awash in Color: French and Japanese Prints

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When Japan opened to the West in 1854, the prints known as ukiyo-e, or "images of the floating world," fascinated and delighted European audiences, especially in France, where the term japonisme was coined to describe the influence of this art form. Yet this familiar narrative emphasizes the impact of one artistic culture upon another, ignoring the fact that both Japan and France had flourishing traditions of color printmaking before the opening of Japan. "Awash in Color", an exhibition organized by the Smart Museum of Art ...

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Awash in Color: French and Japanese Prints
2012, University of Chicago,David & Alfred Smart Museum,US, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780935573510


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