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Between Japonism and Art Nouveau: Retracing the Hybrid Influences in Privat Livemont’s Works, par Dr Saskia Thoelen

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Une conversation [en anglais] organisée dans le cadre de l’exposition Privat Livemont. Fleurs à l’affiche !’

Nous accueillons Dr Saskia Thoelen (Art/​Fashion historian à la Bunka Gakuen University, Japon) pour une conversation à la Maison Autrique dans le cadre de l’exposition Privat Livemont. Fleurs à l’affiche !’.

It is widely known that the formative characteristics of Art Nouveau, such as the usage of natural elements, asymmetry, compositions with blank spaces, planar expressions and bold colors were influenced by Japanese art. The movement’s ideology of equality between the arts and crafts and the return of art in everyday life, was equally influenced by Japan’s aesthetic thought. Many Art Nouveau artists collected Japanese art and integrated influences from Japanese art in the development of their own Art Nouveau expressions. In Privat Livemont’s work, this tendency is also visible.
This presentation will discuss the influence of Japanese art on Privat Livemonts posters and artworks. Livemont’s works will be compared with concrete ukiyo-e prints and Japanese figurative characteristics that Belgian Art Nouveau artists were aware of at the time.” – Saskia Thoelen

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