"To Van Gogh, Japan was a dream. To Japan , Van Gogh was an inspiration."
Did you know that Van Gogh was highly influenced by Japan art? I didn't & learned a lot about him when i visited The Van Gogh & Japan exhibit.
It was in 2013 when japanese & western researchers began working on this exhibit.
Van Gogh started collecting ukiyo-e prints in 1886 which then on was inspiration to his life's last works.
Keissi Eisen's Courtesan (unryu uchikake no oiran) from 1829-30, a Woodcut on paper is part of the exhibit, A loan from the Chiba museum of Art. This Japanese artwork was the basis for VG's 1887 The Courtesan masterpiece which was also in the exhibit on loan from the Van Gogh Amsterdam museum. On exhibit also are the many ukiyo-prints from C 1831 onwards which VG collected prints of. There were also paintings of other european painters Van Gogh was able to influence like Henri de toulouse-Lautrec whose cabaret divan japanais lithograph from 1892 was in display. The many paintings in the collection also chronicled Van Gogh's last years in Arles & Ouvers, and his deep fascination with Japan. He romanticized Arles as how he saw Japan. He never made it to the land of the rising sun. As said, Van Gogh had "An extraordinary, idealized image of Japan. It was a utopia that lived, however, only in Van gogh's dreams." 😭 Iyak ako habang naglalakad inside the gallery, guys. I was just thinking that if he had made it in Japan, he wouldn't be disapppointed. It is what it is in his mind.
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& Japan exhibit but i am so glad i didn't miss this show. It was not until the 1920s that Japan became aware of Van Gogh & a lot of them went to visit his grave site in Ouvers where he rests beside his brother, Theo. They even have a short 16MM film showing Japanese artists visiting the Van Gogh brothers grave sites in 1927.