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Van Gogh and Japan: the prints that shaped the artist

A new exhibition reveals how the artist borrowed techniques from Japanese prints and incorporated them into his portraits, writes Alastair Sooke.

Source: BBC – Culture – Van Gogh and Japan: the prints that shaped the artist

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Distant beauty: How Van Gogh bent Japanese art to his own will

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Although Vincent van Gogh never went to Japan, he fell under the influence of its art while living in Paris. Ahead of a blockbuster new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, WILLIAM COOK discovers how the dynamic strokes of Japanese art seeped into the great painter’s late work.

via BBC Arts – BBC Arts – Distant beauty: How Van Gogh bent Japanese art to his own will