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Notes on "Japanese Prints"

Key Terms


A French style describing the period in which Japanese art, especially woodcut prints, influenced western art from the 19th century.


Japanese Woodblock

A technique of printing where wood planks were cut from the grain of cherry wood and water-based inks were applied.


Diagonal Axis

A central line that divides a composition at an angle rather than a vertical.



A genre of art by artists of the Ukiyo-e School, known as the "floating world," a hedonistic and transient group, who created seductive scenes of urban culture and entertainment during the Edo (1615-1868) and early Meiji (1868-1912) periods in Japan.

Source: Citations coming soon - Kelly will add!