Japanese Aesthetic Influence

a: Manga influence ~
b: Japanese prints influence on impressionism

What: Currently many in the comic book world are aware of the influence that Manga has had on English graphic novels. But this is not the first wave of aesthetic influence that Japanese art has had on Western culture. Many impressionist artist were tremendously influenced by Japanese block prints in the mid to late 19th Century. There is a even a word for this process: Japonism.

Writer: mattyflynn
Date: Oct 15 2010 6:25 AM

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