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The Japanese Aesthetic: Floating World to Demi-monde

In conjunction with the exhibition now on display, “Toulouse-Lautrec and Ukiyo-e Prints from the Melchers’ Collection,” we will host this free Virginia Museum of Fine Arts illustrated presentation by museum educator Twyla Kitts.

Why did Ukiyo-e prints resonate so profoundly with artists such as Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas,and Toulouse-Lautrec? How did these images of Edo’s “floating world” inspire Impressionist and Post Impressionist artists to explore the many levels of European society, including the Parisian demi-monde? This illustrated adventure will explore the connections between Japanese woodblock prints and the artistic transformations in Western art during the Belle Epoch.

Free, exhibition entrance included.

Asian Art
Event Details
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington St, Falmouth, VA 22405, USA