Japanese art and culture has long been a source of inspiration for Western artists. Since the 1850s, when Japan’s era of isolation came to an end, the craze for all things Japanese has had a huge impact on Western visual arts.For example, Edo period (1603-1867) woodblock prints, called ukiyo-es, inspired painters including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, and Gustav Klimt – whose work led to the development of art nouveau.We would like to make some kind of…
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