Friday Night Sound Bites: The French Vogue for All Things JapaneseFriday, August 9 | 6 pm
Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.
Enthralled by the beauty of Japanese art and design, 19th-century artists in France indulged in japonaiserie in both style (flattened planes and patterns) and subject (silk kimonos, fans, and intricate floral designs).
Join a Museum docent to look at 1 or 2 works on loan from the Chrysler Museum. Explore the conversations and connections between these visitors and the NCMA’s own works in the European galleries.
Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Une Japonaise (The Language of the Fan), 1882, oil on canvas, 51 x 34 1/2 in., Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va., Gift of Walter P. Chrysler Jr., 71.2058
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August 9, 2013