Japanese Woman in Kimono
Inspired by the interesting interpretation by Vincent van Gogh, of one of Keisai Eisen’s woodblock print called “The Courtesan”. Here, I created my own interpretation. Lighter then Van Gogh’s oil painting and lacking the brilliant precision of the great woodblock artist Keisai. My interpretation is more whimsical and free. I hope you enjoy and appreciate it.
Large Original Watercolor & Ink
Size: 24 x 18″ On Canson Watercolor Paper
Frame and mat not included.
Signed: Yes! Front & Back
Also see my painting “Bridge In The Rain” or Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge at Atake 1856
” which is from the same “Japanesery” series
Before 1854 trade with Japan was confined to a Dutch monopoly and Japanese goods imported into Europe were for the most part confined to porcelain and lacquer ware. The Convention of Kanagawa put an end to the 200-year-old Japanese foreign policy of Seclusion and opened up trade between Japan and the West.
Artists such as Manet, Degas and Monet, followed by Van Gogh, began to collect the cheap colour wood-block prints called ukiyo-e prints. For a while Vincent and his brother Theo dealt in these prints and they eventually amassed hundreds of them (now housed in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)” read more about the subject at WIKI
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