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Hi and welcome to you all. Today I have pretty paintings, some which reflect design in Japan. To quote Wikipedia as they are much more concise and better said they I.
"Japonisme is a French term that refers to the popularity and influence of Japanese art and design in western Europe in the nineteenth century following the forced reopening of trade of Japan in 1858. Japonisme was first described by French art critic and collector Philippe Burty in 1872.
While the effects of the trend were likely most pronounced in the visual arts, they extended to architecture, landscaping and gardening, and clothing"
My Grandmother's house was sprinkled with decorations and art work that as an adult I realized was influenced by the Japonisme art movement. Maybe that familiarity is one of the reason I am so drawn to Japonisme.
Hope you have a wonderful day!