Japonism: This Is What Claude Monet’s Art Has in Common with Japanese Art

Claude Monet, like many other impressionist artists, had a deep interest in Japanese art. Its novelty and sophistication fascinated many Europeans. It was a real revelation since Japan had been completely isolated from the outside world for almost 200 years. During that time – spanning from the 17th to the 19th century – Japanese artists were able to develop a distinct artistic vocabulary that remained wholly untouched by external influences.

Japonism: This Is What Claude Monet’s Art Has in Common with Japanese Art

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