The following is the description of a four walled mini exhibition that will be constructed and its characteristics. There are going to be great pictures mounted on the wall many of them emanating from the year 1800’s up until 1925.
The first picture on the first wall will be a wood block print done in the year 1800 and is titled Beauties at Home and is a good example of what inspired the artists of the time. It shows the flatness of everyday life and is implicated by two beautiful women sited. One of them is seen admiring a glassy structure in form of a block and the other one is seen to be unpacking a basket. The hair of both women is neatly done.
The second picture on the first wall one will show a pate from the Rousseau Dinner Service painted by Felix Bracquem on earthenware whose design was transferred and printed in the year 1875. The piece of art was inspired by the Japanese prints which the artist copied nearly directly from the prints. On the art, shows a flower, a bat and a mosquito. The artist seems to appreciate nature. Perhaps, the bat signifies the double standard life the nocturnal lifestyle; on the other side of the flower indicates the beauty of life that easily fades while the mosquito indicates the spread of diseases like malaria and disturbance during the night. The third picture on the first wall shows Purple and Rose painting titled the Lange Lijen of the six marks. The work was done by James Abbot Mcneil Whistler using oil and canvas in the year 1864. The art illustrates how the people of that time used to collect things that had an Asian background. In the picture there is a lady sited admiring a purple Asian piece of work and several other pieces of art surrounding her. The house is beautifully painted with colors depicting happiness. The fabric the woman is dressed in is also beautifully painted with purple and rose flowers.
On the second, the first picture will be that of a fan mount titled Ballet Girls, the piece of art that was done by Edgar Degas in the year 1879. In the picture, water color, mixture of silver and gold was used on a silk material. The painting depicts the popularity of funs in Japan during that time. Alongside the prints, they also made Japanese fans for importation. This portrays the growth and diversity of the career of Japanese artists and their ability to do more than one job at a time. The second painting will be that of a Dragon Fly referred to as “Ex-Libris Papllon et Libellule”. It is a kind of Japanisme by use of ten etchings by Felix Buhot in the year 1885. During his lifetime, Buhot managed to create a set of ten etchings that were inspired by the Japanisme. The Japanisme in his piece of art is depicted by the use of yellow paper on which he printed, which is the color of Japan. Another picture on the second wall is that of The Vourtesan. The piece of art was done by Vincent van Gogh using oil on canvas in 1887. The author got his inspiration from Paris Illustre. At that time, it was predominant for the artists to copy works of other artists and therefore Gogh being a huge fun of Japanese prints produced the art which no one else would copy. To the right of the same wall, there is a sketch of the artwork and its final piece of work which is outstanding..
On the third wall, the first picture will be titled “The Fitting” done by Marry Cassatt who used the aquatint style in the year 1891. The author is a woman who was inspired by Japanese prints as they depicted the flatness of everyday life in Japan. The work shows three idle women. The second picture is entitled “Aristide Bruant, work done by Henry De Toulose-Lautrec using lithography method in the year 1892. The work shows a Kabuki actor by the name Aristide Bruant heavily dressed in a black hat, red scarf, gloves and a blue overall while holding a wooden rod to show masculinity in cold weather conditions. Lautrec was inspired because of the yellow and the flatness of life.
The third picture on the third wall will be entitled “Dragon Fly Woman Corsage Ornament”, a piece of work done by Rene Lalique in the year 1897. The artist was a renowned designer of jewelry amongst other things. The gold and the green color are considered Japanisme; dragon flies too. This means Rene Lalique was inspired by Japanisme by looking at his piece of work which shows a dragon fly with a pair of exaggerated wings and a pair of strong claws
On the fourth wall, there will be a painting entitled “Lotus Bell Reading Lamp” done by Emile Galle using bronze and glass in the year 1900. The glamour that shines yellow shows the dawn of a new century for Japanisme and also indicates continued progress of art into the 20th century. The second painting will be entitled “Baby Talk”, a piece of work that was done by Helen Hyde and is printed on a wooden block. It was done in the year 1908. It shows a woman lying down holding her baby by the hand and appears as if she is talking to the baby. The author is a woman who was inspired by Japanese prints on best techniques and content. Finally the last picture on the fourth wall shows a painting showing unity temple painted white with strong pillars and slabs. Besides it stands a tree which has shed off leafs depicting dry weather conditions at the time the picture was done. This piece of art was done by Frank Lioyd Wright in the year 1908 who was inspired by a popular Japanese Temple.
The mini exhibition described will be a great idea and especially will appreciate the works of art who dedicated their life into passing their talent into the 20th century.