When Van Gogh meets Hiroshige

When Van Gogh meets Hiroshige


Van Gogh: Dreaming of Japan /Hiroshige: The Art of Travel Exhibitions, Pinacothèque de Paris – till March 17th, 2013

 

In 1853-1854, Japan, under the threat of the US navy, reluctantly accepted to open its ports to Western trade and the settling of foreign diplomats. This brutal encounter, eventually led to Japan’s modernization after 1868.

As a new capitalist and industrial country, Japan started to import goods from the West, especially machinery,...


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