Maggie Bryan ’15 Explores the Cultural Crossover Behind French Impressionism


Maggie Bryan ’15

You may be familiar with Japanese-French fusion in culinary terms, but who knew that those two countries are also connected in art history?

During the early 19th century, Japanese artworks such as fans, silks, kimonos and prints began trickling into France, where they inspired significant changes in French art – a topic on which Maggie Bryan ’15 is becoming something of an expert.

This summer, under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Art History Peggy Wang, Bryan is researching how impressionist and post-impressionist French painters were influenced by the woodblock prints of Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai and other Japanese artists.

Read more about Bryan’s research on the Japanese influence behind French impressionism.

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