What Van Gogh Learnt From Japanese Prints

This video from the Van Gogh Museum is an interesting summary of what Vincent van Gogh adapted from Japanese prints in his own painting.

(If you don’t see the video above, go here and scroll down the page a bit.)

Also worth a look: the Van Gogh’s inspiration from Japan story from the Van Gogh Museum. If it tests your patience for scrolling and opening up pop-up boxes, there is also a book (Japanese Prints: The Collection of Vincent van Gogh by Axel Rüger and Marije Vellekoop).

2 Replies to “What Van Gogh Learnt From Japanese Prints”

  1. Very interesting. I think this is a great illustration of how he took the influences and incorporated them into his own style. The flat, bright areas, for example, are there in his work but his varied brushwork transforms them into something unique.

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