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Photographs: An early album of the world

Following the opening up of Japan to the West in the 1850s, artists, designers and makers across Europe became gripped by a new fashion for 'Japonisme'. This exhibition focussed on a pioneering group of Parisian artists who had deep admiration for Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin's innovative art.

On display were beautiful landscapes by the great Japanese masters Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai side by side with dream-like paintings and interior decors by the likes of Pierre Bonnard, Odilon Redon, and Édouard Vuillard.

musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Dist. RMN – Grand Palais / image musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

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