Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan

  title={Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan},
  author={H. William Burnham and Sarah Elizabeth Thompson and Jane E. Braun},
There was a craze for all things Japanese in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that brought a correspondingly radical shift in Western art, dubbed japonisme. Leading artists, including Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, were inspired by Japanese art and culture to create works of singular beauty. This lavishly illustrated publication explores this extraordinary moment of cross-cultural exchange by presenting a selection of major paintings, prints, drawings, and decorative arts… CONTINUE READING

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