Japonisme: an interview about the French Impressionists’ fascination with Japanese art

Did you know that the impressionists and post-impressionists borrowed liberally from the Japanese?

On the left side, a Japanese woodblock print. On the right, a study made by Van Gogh…

An interview with Geneviève Lacambre, Conservateur général au Musée d’Orsay, chargée du Musée Gustave Moreau (en 2001). – Conservateur honoraire du patrimoine (en 2005)

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Japonisme Track 2, part a

Japonisme Track 2, part b

Japonisme Track 2, part c

Japonisme Track 2, part d

Japonisme Track 3, part a

Japonisme Track 3, part b

Japonisme Track 4, part a

Japonisme Track 4, part b

Japonisme Track 4, part c

Japonisme Track 4, part d

Japonisme Track 5, part a

Japonisme Track 5, part b

Japonisme Track 5, part c

Japonisme Track 6, part a

Japonisme Track 6, part b

Japonisme Track 6, part c

Japonisme Track 7, part a

Japonisme Track 7, part b

Japonisme Track 8, part a

Japonisme Track 8, part b

Japonisme Track 8, part c

Japonisme Track 9, part a

Japonisme Track 9, part b

Japonisme Track 10, part a