Van Gogh's Influence On Japanese Art

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“Japonisme” describes all things Japanese that have influenced any type of art of artists in western countries especially Europe. Many artists were influenced by Japanese prints, and got inspired to incorporate ideas from the prints into their own painting and technique they used for their work. There are some similarities between the two different art, for example, the light and the sceneries of the outdoors are present, as well as the desire to reproduce the same scenery to capture the different times of the day and the different weather which the scene is in. However, they also have some differences, such as details, which we do not see a lot in impressionism, where they paint in a rather much blurrier style not really paying attention to the details in their painting. Japanese artists, however, do pay attention to the details of their art, such as outlining the elements in their prints
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Even though he dreamed of traveling to Japan, Van Gogh stayed due to Toulouse-Lautrec that the village of Arles had the same light as the one in Japan. In 1888, on the 22nd or the 23rd September, he communicated to his brother Theo about Japanese: “And we would not be able to study Japanese art, it seems to me, without becoming much happier and more cheerful, and it makes us return to nature, despite our education and our work in a world of convention.”.
Somewhere in between the 19th century, everything Japanese had become extremely popular, but Van Gogh did not seem interested in that at first. It was in Paris that Van Gogh came around this huge admiration and development of Japanese art in the west. At that time, Holland did not have a lot of painters who studied Japanese Art, so it was by going to France that he discovered this massive movement. It was at that time that he started changing his way of painting into a more Oriental Art
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