Friday, April 11, 2008

Japonisme on display at the Strand in conjunction with London company's production of The Mikado Fri, 7:30 pm

From cellonessa :)
Originally uploaded by milka_miau
“Japonisme” is the term given for the influence of Japanese culture on Western culture after the opening of trade to Japan in the mid-1800s. Some of those influences of Japanese art, particularly wood-block prints (ukiyo-e), had an influence on European painters like Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Claude Monet, writes John Goddard. The presence of a multitude of Japanese craftwork, fabrics & fashion in the European & American society provided subjects for artists as well.

Several examples of these paintings will be exhibited in the lobby of the Strand for audience members attending The Mikado by the Carl Rosa Opera at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport, on Fri, Ap 11. Opportunities to bid and buy these paintings will be available. Proceeds benefit The Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Paintings include: Claude Monet, La Japonaise: Madame Monet in a Japanese Costume; Vincent Van Gogh,The Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige); Gustav Klimt, The Dancer (Detail); James Jacques Tissot, Young Ladies Looking at Japanese Objects; Frederic Leighton, Mother and Child (Cherries).

1 comment:

lotusgreen said...

that is so cool -- thanks for the info!