Historical & Environmental Education Reading

Julian Alden Weir, American Impressionism, and Japonisme

Pieces like Weir's "On the Porch, Branchville" were stylistically influenced by Japanese woodblock prints.
Pieces like Weir's "On the Porch, Branchville" were stylistically influenced by Japanese woodblock prints.
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In "Early Collectors of Japanese Prints and the Metropolitan Museum of Art," Julia Meech-Pekarik describes the influence of Japanese prints on American artists in the 1800s. Starting on page 104, the author describes Weir's fascination with this newly discovered art form in-depth.

In a time of relative nativism and cross-cultural ignorance, Weir and his fellow American Impressionists saw artistic beauty in cultural cooperation and diversity.

Details

View:
http://www.metmuseum.org/pubs/journals/1/pdf/1512790.pdf.bannered.pdf
Publisher:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Metropolitan Museum Journal
Published Date:
1984, Journal 17
Type:
Report or Paper
Subject:
Art, Education, History, Visual Arts
type:
Historical & Environmental Education Reading