Can you tell why colour lithography at first primarily was embraced by the Paris avant-garde? #ParisianPrints
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In 1854, Japan opened its borders to foreign trade for the first time in 200 years. Japanese prints, household goods and ornaments flooded the Western market, a craze that the artist Henry Somm depicted in prints showing Parisiennes surrounded by Japanese objects. #ParisianPrints
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Loving Vincent, the first ‘painted’ movie!
The full movie will soon be shown at the museum during Vincent op Vrijdag (Vincent on Friday). We’ll keep you posted.
The French countryside was a common theme in nineteenth-century printmaking. Édouard Vuillard depicted groups of friends, presented in harmony with the patterns of water, trees, and grass: http://bit.ly/Rural-Life
Swiss-born Félix Vallotton was the leading innovator when it came to the artistic woodcut. While other fin-de-siècle printmakers mostly used the popular colour lithography technique, Vallotton focused on the woodcut and the expressive power of black ink on white paper. #ParisianPrints