I went to the Nagoya/Boston Museum to see the current exhibition of "Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan ".
"Japonisme" movement was popular in Europe and America around 1900. Japanese unique and wonderful arts and crafts brought big influence in Western art culture.
Main work of the exhibition was one of the finest work of Claude Monet's, "La Japonaisme". It was a quite tipical Japonisme art.
I liked its lively colors of the colorful Uchikake, and lovely expression of Monet's wife.
This exhibition was considerably worth seeing, and I want to go once again. But I do not think I can make it, since it will be finished soon after the Golden Week.
I was impressed most with the work called "Night" which was drawn by an American artist of Edward Norton. I am not so familiar with art that much, so I did not fully understand the reason why this work was regarded as Japonisme art.
A silent night port. Waving light of moon which was reflected in the surface of the see. Ships were vagely lighted up by the moonlight. Faint lights of the dim port street.
The moon itself was not drawn in the canvas. It made me feel somewhat sad.
Everytime I go to see exhibition, I think I like some quiet works. In other words, dark and severe works.
That's why I can not find their post cards were selling. (This work's, was not either.)