‘Japonaiserie forever'. Vincent van Gogh and Japan
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‘Japonaiserie forever'. Vincent van Gogh and Japan

(Marijke de Groot) The Low Countries - 1999, № 7, pp. 143-151

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There are few artists in whose life and work Japonism played such an important role as in that of Vincent van Gogh. In the latter half of the 19th century Japonism was what we would nowadays call a ‘hype', a craze that left its marks on the fine arts and applied arts alike. Few artists, however, were so taken by it that it not only altered their work but also their whole vision of life, as was the case with Vincent van Gogh.

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