Artglorieux

Artglorieux

Exhibitions
 Past 

‐Japonisme‐
Art Nouveau Glass and Ukiyo-e
June. 1 (Thu.) to June. 14 (Wed.), 2017

Handled Vase with butterfly and frog, around Handled Vase with butterfly and frog, around
Late 19th century Europe and especially France became captivated by Japanese art following an exhibition of Ukiyo-e prints and Japanese crafts at the World’s Fair. This eventually led to the avid collection of Japanese art by Europe’s artists and affluent classes.
“Japonisme,” a great influence on the artists of that period.
Though it is well-known that Van Gogh and Monet were collectors of Ukiyo-e, the influence of Japonisme can also be seen in works by glass craftsman such as Émile Gallé and the Daum brothers.
Traditional Japanese patterns, hues, free-form animal and plant motifs, and a composition distinct from realism … the presence of these themes in many of the remaining works by Gallé and the Daum brothers suggest that these artists had Ukiyo-e or Hokusai Manga close at hand during their creative process.
In this exhibition, works of Art Nouveau glass will be displayed alongside the Ukiyo-e prints that they were influenced by.
【Ukiyo-e Collaboration:Uragami Sokyu-do】