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Encyclopedia of Styles
The Japanese woodblock art printing of Ukiyo-e
Now it seems unbelievable but the woodblock prints which fascinated the fashionable European artists and inspired the Impressionists to adopting new ways of expression, the Japanese themselves did not regard as art works.
In the beginning there was Japan: how American commodore and a box with prints influenced Impressionism
We could hardly find the same powerful and undeniable sources of Impressionism as the Japanese Art. Neither Turner with his foggy landscape nor Barbizon painters with their open air sketches and even marvelous landscapes of Paris suburbs impacted the way of seeing of future impressionists like wondrous multicolored woodblock prints on washi (Japanese rice paper) which were first used by…