"Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists."
[Sorry about the deleted post. My link didn't work.]In this Monet painting, his wife, Camille, shows how trendy she is by modeling a kimono in front of a large collection of fans...18 years before this painting by Breitner (but still 9 years after the Japanese Pavilion at the World Exposition in Paris)
Monet was the painter I thought about too immediately...In his house near Paris, at Giverny, he had Japanese stamps everywhere on the walls. They can still be admired by the visitors.
I especially like this art nouveau painting, it's a perfect example of the japanese influence: the clothes, the carpets and the divider. Breitner painted seven of these girls in kimono. It's really beautiful!
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