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  JAPANESE INFLUENCES - MANET
 

Manet
Olympia, 1863
The use of flat, unmodulated color and surface compositions
in Olympia show that Manet was influenced by
Japanese art.  His Portrait of Zola which included
Japanese alum, print, and ceramic, reflects his
enthusiasm for the Japanese aesthetic. Portrait of Zola is
usually singled out as the best
example of Manet's interest in
Japanese prints because of its unity of tone, simplified use
of color and black outline.

Manet
Portrait of Zola,
1867-68
 
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