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When Western Contact Transformed Japanese Painting
When Japan re-opened itself to the world in the mid-1800s following two centuries of isolation, "the vast scale of Western inroads and the collapse of traditional patronage that followed the Meiji restoration threw Japanese art into a state of crisis." One group of painters responded by applying European visual styles to traditional Japanese materials and genres. International Herald Tribune 03/28/13
Posted March 27, 2013 10:59 PM

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