Japonisme is the exhibition we enjoyed the most. This is what the National Gallery of Victoria had to say about it.
In 1854, after a period of over two hundred years of self-imposed isolation, Japan was forced by the United States to open its borders to international trade. The resulting influx of Japanese artworks into Europe and America, including woodblock prints, ceramics, lacquer and textiles, triggered a veritable revolution in the arts and design.https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/japonisme/ for more information.
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