February 15 2017
Japanese culture and arts has always been a great inspiration and influenced many western artists. Through the last 150 years, ever since the borders for trade with Japan was opened, we have let the Japanese way of arts, crafts, design and food inspire us to new ways. At The Danish National Gallery (SMK), they are celebrating this special anniversary with a great exhibition JAPANOMANIA portraying what happened when the west met Japan, and showing the turn the Nordic artists took from 1875-1918.
"Exotic geishas, delicate aesthetics and surprising interpretation of nature. Art in Europe is dramatically changing in the second half of the 1800 century. Compositions become asymmetrical, and the motives are more decorative, simple and meditative. Nature is reinterpreted and the artists paint detailed birds, fish and fauna."
The exhibition has been realized in corporation between the 3 nordic National Galleries in Helsinki, Oslo and Copenhagen. It is beautifully organized with lovely colors and lighting. Treat yourself to JAPANOMANIA a dark February afternoon.