Japonisme in Britain: A Source of Inspiration / Edition 1

Japonisme in Britain: A Source of Inspiration / Edition 1

by Ayako Ono, Ono Ayako
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415296862

ISBN-13: 9780415296861

Pub. Date: 05/23/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Japan held a profound fascination for western artists in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the influence of Japonisme on western art was pervasive. Paradoxically, just as western artists were beginning to find inspiration in Japan and Japanese art, Japan was opening to the western world and beginning a process of thorough modernisation - some have said…  See more details below

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"Japan held a profound fascination for western artists in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the influence of Japonisme on western art was pervasive. Paradoxically, just as western artists were beginning to find inspiration in Japan and Japanese art, Japan was opening to the western world and beginning a process of thorough modernisation - some have said westernisation. The mastery of western art was included in the programme." This book examines the nineteenth-century art world against this background and explores Japanese influences on four artists working in Britain in particular: the American James McNeill Whistler, the Australian Mortimer Menpes and the 'Glasgow Boys' George Henry and Edward Atkinson Hornel. Richly illustrated throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415296861
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/23/2003
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Japonisme5
Introduction: Japonisme and Japanese objects5
Japonisme in Britain14
Japonisme in Scotland (Glasgow)20
Mass production and design improvement: Christopher Dresser and Arthur Lasenby Liberty22
Japanese, medieval and Greek art: William Burges and E. W. Godwin28
Women and costume34
2James McNeill Whistler's Japonisme41
Compositions43
Japanese objects and subjectless painting58
Nocturnes72
3Mortimer Menpes's visit to Japan: The influence of J. McNeill Whistler and Kawanabe Kyosai87
Japanese subjects and Whistler's influence88
25 Cadogan Gardens98
The influence of Japan107
4George Henry and Edward Atkinson Hornel's visit to Japan and Yokohama Shashin114
Before the visit to Japan115
Yokohama Shashin in Broughton House116
Life in Japan117
Henry's Japanese subjects and use of photographs124
Hornel's Japanese subjects and use of photographs127
Conclusion139
Appendices143
Glossary200
Notes202
Bibliography227
Index246

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