Japanese print and its influence on European art

The next Algarve History Association event will be a talk by Knut Myrer on “The History of the Japanese Print and its Influence on European Art” on Friday, October 27 in the Clube de Tavira at 11am.

Knut Myrer is an honorary member of the Norwegian Oriental Ceramic Society who has been staging exhibitions and talks on oriental arts since the early 1990s. He is also the editor of a book on Oriental ceramics.

Knut will be talking about the development of Japanese woodblock prints from the 17th century until the mid-19th century. He will talk about artists such as Utamaro, Hokusai, Harunobu and Hiroshige.

The speaker will discuss the unique way these prints are crafted and the impact these works had on artists such as Lautrec, Monet, Manet, van Gogh and the Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup, whose work was on show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London in 2016.

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Photo: The Great Wave by Hokusai (19th century)