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Blossoming Almond Branch Van Gogh Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

To his sister: “For my part I must also wish you a happy birthday since I’d like to give you something of...

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Blossoming Almond Tree Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

The white blossoms of a tree in the throes of spring, surrounded by a deep and endless blue sky. The...

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Crab on Its Back Van Gogh Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

The Crab on its Back shows still life oil painting of a crab lying on its back, against a green background....

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Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries Van Gogh Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

The seascape painting - “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries” is result of Van Gogh’s long time...

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Harvest at La Crau Van Gogh Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

This painting was part of Van Gogh’s Wheafield series. Nature was always a source of inspiration for Van...

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Japonaiserie Bridge in the Rain Van Gogh Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

A shining example of Van Gogh’s attraction towards traditional Japanese woodblock prints. This is the Dutch...

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Japonaiserie Flowering Plum Tree Van Gogh Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

Van Gogh’s fascination with Japanese woodblock printing reached its peak during his stay in Paris. This was...

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Japonaiserie: Oiran, The Courtesan Van Gogh Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

Reflecting the deep-set Japanese influence on Van Gogh, the Oiran is the painting of a courtesan by Kesaï...

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La Crau with Peach Trees in Blossom Van Gogh Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

La Crau with Peach Trees in Blossom is one of those paintings Van Gogh made during his trip to Southern...

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Portrait of Père Tanguy Van Gogh Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

An exemplary piece showcasing the artistic excellence of Vincent Van Gogh. This is the third out of a...

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The Sower Van Gogh Museum Oil Painting Reproduction, hand-painted in oil on canvas

With the rising sun just above the horizon and a lone farmer working tirelessly to plant his crop, this...

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Japonaiserie oil paintings by Vincent van Gogh reproductions

Like many other impressionist artists of that time, Van Gogh too, was influenced by Japanese art and culture. In fact, he himself coined the term Japonaiserie to express his own influence over the eastern art forms. In a letter to his brother Theo, Van Gogh boldly expressed that all of his work was based on Japanese art in one way or another. According to him, studying Japanese art was like entering into a new religion. For him, studying Japanese art wasn’t possible without becoming more cheerful, and happier. It made him return to nature and follow his own path, instead of doing what everyone else was doing. Some of the paintings by Van Gogh under Japonaiserie series include the Bridge in the Rain and Flowering Plum Tree.

Japonaiserie Series

When the trade between Japan and Europe started in 1854, Japanese goods started hitting the European cities. And one of the most famous Japanese products among artists were wood block colour prints, or ukiyo-e prints, as they were called in Japanese. It was during Van Gogh’s stay in Paris when he discovered these wood blocks and got instantly inspired. He collected over 100 of these prints, and with his brother Theo, started dealing in them as well.

A common characteristic of all these paintings in the Japonaiserie series is that an ordinary subject matter with a very distinctively cropped compositions is used. There are flat regions of uniform colour, and there is a big emphasis on decorative patterns. Most of these characteristics can also be found in the paintings which Van Gogh did during his stay in Antwerp. Two of the paintings from Japonaiserie series were actually copies of Hiroshige prints.

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