Whistler and Japanese influence

This is one of my favorite Whistler paintings, Old Battersea Bridge, and one of his nocturnes. I do recognize an influence from Japanese woodblock although not Hiroshige in particular. The painting posted to the right beside Whistler’s is Japanese but painter is unknown.

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Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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2 Responses to Whistler and Japanese influence

  1. Rev Hans says:

    This is amazing. I never noticed this.

  2. kinneret says:

    Reblogged this on kinneretstern and commented:

    Since I have over 500 posts on different artists, I am reblogging a few for people who may not have seen them.

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