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Japanese Prints

Japanese Prints

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This lesson will explore Japanese prints and Japonisme in European art.

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Notes on "Japanese Prints"

Key Terms

Japonisme

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.

 

Ukiyo-e

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.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Japonisme

    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.

  • Ukiyo-e

    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.